Byrrhidae

Byrrhidae, the pill beetles, is a family of beetles in the superfamily Byrrhoidea. These beetles are common in the forests of the Northern Hemisphere. They feed mainly on moss. Populations increase after wildfires.[1]

There are about 450 species in this family.[2]

Genera include:[3]

Byrrhidae
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Byrrhus pilula
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Byrrhidae

Latreille, 1804
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References

  1. ^ Phillips, I. D., Cobb, T. P., & Spence, J. R. (2008). Salvage logging and edge effects on pill beetle abundance (Coleoptera: Byrrhidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 324-27.
  2. ^ Lawrence, J. F., Slipinski, A., Jaeger, O., & Pütz, A. (2013). The Australian Byrrhinae (Coleoptera: Byrrhidae) with descriptions of new genera and species. Zootaxa 3745(3), 301-29.
  3. ^ Byrrhidae. Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).

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Arctobyrrhus

Arctobyrrhus is a genus of pill beetles in the family Byrrhidae. There are at least two described species in Arctobyrrhus.

Byrrhinae

Byrrhinae is a subfamily of pill beetles in the family Byrrhidae. There are about 25 genera and at least 160 described species in Byrrhinae.

Byrrhoidea

The superfamily Byrrhoidea includes a number of beetle families, most of which are either aquatic or associated with a semi-aquatic habitat. Other than the superfamily Hydrophiloidea, the majority of the remaining Polyphagan beetles which are aquatic are in this superfamily. These families were traditionally grouped as a separate superfamily, the Dryopoidea, which is no longer recognized. The vast majority of species are small (<1 cm), and predominantly dull brown or black.

Byrrhus

Byrrhus is a genus of pill beetles in the family Byrrhidae. There are at least 30 described species in Byrrhus.The correct date for this genus is 1767 (#195), as it was not listed in 1758. B. pilula (Linnaeus, 1758) was listed under the genus Dermestes in the 10th edition (#18).

Byrrhus pilula

Byrrhus pilula is a Holarctic species of beetle in the family Byrrhidae the pill beetles. It was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1758.

Chaetophora (beetle)

Chaetophora is a genus in the family Byrrhidae, the pill beetles.

Curimopsis

Curimopsis is a genus of pill beetles in the family Byrrhidae. There are at least 30 described species in Curimopsis.

Cytilus

Cytilus is a genus of pill beetles in the family Byrrhidae. There are about five described species in Cytilus.

Cytilus alternatus

Cytilus alternatus is a species of pill beetle in the family Byrrhidae. It is found in North America.

Exomella

Exomella is a genus of pill beetles in the family Byrrhidae. There are at least 2 described species in Exomella.

Lioligus

Lioligus is a genus of pill beetles in the family Byrrhidae. There are at least 2 described species in Lioligus.

Lioon

Lioon is a genus of pill beetles in the family Byrrhidae. There are at least two described species in Lioon.

Lioon simplicipes

Lioon simplicipes is a species of pill beetle in the family Byrrhidae. It is found in North America.

Listemus

Listemus is a genus of pill beetles in the family Byrrhidae. There are at least three described species in Listemus.

Morychus (beetle)

Morychus is a genus of pill beetles in the family Byrrhidae. There are at least three described species in Morychus.

Porcinolus

Porcinolus is a genus of pill beetles in the family Byrrhidae. There is at least one described species in Porcinolus, P. undatus.

Simplocaria

Simplocaria is a genus of pill beetles in the family Byrrhidae. There are at least 20 described species in Simplocaria.

Simplocaria semistriata

Simplocaria semistriata is a species of pill beetle in the family Byrrhidae. It is found in Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China) and North America.

Simplocariini

Simplocariini is a tribe of pill beetles in the family Byrrhidae. There are about 9 described species in Simplocariini.

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