Melandryidae

Melandryidae is a family of false darkling beetles in the order Coleoptera. There are at least 40 genera and 100 described species in Melandryidae.[2][3][4][5][6]

Melandryidae
Ctenoplectron vittatum
Ctenoplectron vittatum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Superfamily: Tenebrionoidea
Family: Melandryidae
Leach, 1815 [1]
Zilora ferruginea (Paykull, 1798)
Zilora

Genera

These 44 genera belong to the family Melandryidae:

  • Abdera Stephens, 1832 g b
  • Abderina Seidlitz, 1898 g
  • Amblyctis Leconte, 1879 g b
  • Anisoxya Mulsant, 1856 g b
  • Archaeoxylita Nikitskij, 1977 g
  • Archaeserropalpus Nikitsky, 2002 g
  • Argyrabdera Sahlberg, 1913 g
  • Cicindelopsis Cockerell, 1920 g
  • Conopalpus Gyllenhal, 1810 g
  • Cuphosis Champion, 1889 g
  • Dicraeomorpha g
  • Dircaea Fabricius, 1798 g b
  • Dircaeomorpha Fairmaire, 1896 g
  • Dolotarsus Jacquelin du Val, 1863 g b
  • Electroabdera Alekseev, 2014 g
  • Emmesa Newman, 1838 i c g b
  • Enchodes Leconte, 1866 g b
  • Eucinetomorphus Perris, 1875 g
  • Hypulus Paykull, 1798 g b
  • Lederia Reitter, 1880 g b
  • Marolia Mulsant, 1856 g
  • Mecorchesia Broun, 1914 g
  • Melandrya Fabricius, 1801 g b
  • Microscapha LeConte, 1866 g b
  • Microtonus LeConte, 1862 g b
  • Neogonus Hampe, 1873 g
  • Nipponomarolia Miyatake, 1982 g
  • Orchesia Latreille, 1807 g b
  • Osphya Illiger, 1807 g b
  • Phloeotrinus Nikitsky, 1989 g
  • Phloiotrya Stephens, 1832 g b
  • Phryganophilus C.R.Sahlberg, 1834 g b
  • Prothalpia LeConte, 1862 i c g b
  • Pseudocuphosis Nikitsky, 2002 g
  • Pseudohallomenus Nikitskii, 1977 g
  • Rushia Forel, 1893 g b
  • Scotochroa Leconte, 1874 g b
  • Scotochroides Mank, 1939 g
  • Serropalpus Hellenius, 1786 g b
  • Spilotus LeConte, 1862 g b
  • Symphora Leconte, 1866 g b
  • Xylita Paykull, 1798 g b
  • Zilora Mulsant, 1856 g b
  • Zilorini g

Data sources: i = ITIS,[2] c = Catalogue of Life,[3] g = GBIF,[4] b = Bugguide.net[5]

References

  1. ^ "Melandryidae". Integrated Taxonomic Information System.
  2. ^ a b "Melandryidae Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2018-04-29.
  3. ^ a b "Browse Melandryidae". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 2018-04-29.
  4. ^ a b "Melandryidae". GBIF. Retrieved 2018-04-29.
  5. ^ a b "Melandryidae Family Information". BugGuide.net. Retrieved 2018-04-29.
  6. ^ http://nomen.at/Tenebrionoidea nomen.at, Tenebrionoidea

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Abdera (beetle)

Abdera is a genus of false darkling beetles, in the family Melandryidae. It contains three species, two of which are extinct and were discovered in 2014.

Species are:

Abdera flexuosa

Abdera hoffeinsorum (extinct)

Abdera rikojotensis (extinct)

Abdera flexuosa

Abdera flexuosa is a species of false darkling beetle (Melandryidae).

(Paykull, 1799)

It associates with plants:

Alnus glutinosa — Black Alder

Salix — Willow

Boridae

The Boridae are a small family of beetles with no vernacular common name, though recent authors have coined the name conifer bark beetles.

Callirhipidae

Callirhipidae is a family of beetles in the superfamily Byrrhoidea. It was described by Emden in 1924.

Chelonariidae

Chelonariidae or turtle beetles is a family of beetles in the superfamily Byrrhoidea. It was described by Blanchard in 1845.

Emmesa

Emmesa is a genus of false darkling beetles in the family Melandryidae. There are about five described species in Emmesa.

Emmesa labiata

Emmesa labiata is a species of false darkling beetle in the family Melandryidae.

Histeroidea

Histeroidea is a superfamily of beetles in the infraorder Staphyliniformia.

Mordellidae

The Mordellidae are a family of beetles commonly known as tumbling flower beetles for the typical irregular movements they make when escaping predators, or as pintail beetles due to their abdominal tip which aids them in performing these tumbling movements. Worldwide, there are about 1500 species.

Orchesia

Orchesia is a genus of false darkling beetles in the family Melandryidae. There are about 19 described species in Orchesia.

Orchesiini

Orchesiini is a tribe of false darkling beetles in the family Melandryidae. There are at least three genera and about seven described species in Orchesiini.

Osphya

Osphya is a genus of false darkling beetles in the family Melandryidae. There are about seven described species in Osphya.

Osphya varians

Osphya varians is a species of false darkling beetle in the family Melandryidae.

Prothalpia

Prothalpia is a genus of false darkling beetles in the family Melandryidae. There are at least two described species in Prothalpia.

Prothalpia holmbergi

Prothalpia holmbergi is a species of false darkling beetle in the family Melandryidae.

Pythidae

The family Pythidae is a small group of beetles with no vernacular common name, though recent authors have coined the name dead log bark beetles. There are about 10 genera and 17 described species in Pythidae.

Tenebrionoidea

The Tenebrionoidea are a very large and diverse superfamily of beetles.

It generally corresponds to the Heteromera of earlier authors.

It contains these families:

Aderidae Winkler 1927 (ant-like leaf beetles)

Anthicidae Latreille 1819 (ant-like flower beetles)

Archeocrypticidae Kaszab 1964

Boridae C. G. Thomson 1859

Chalcodryidae Watt 1974

Ciidae Leach 1819 (minute tree-fungus beetles) (= Cisidae)

Melandryidae Leach 1815 (false darkling beetles)

Meloidae Gyllenhal 1810 (blister beetles)

Mordellidae Latreille 1802 (tumbling flower beetles)

Mycetophagidae Leach 1815 (hairy fungus beetles)

Mycteridae Blanchard 1845

Oedemeridae Latreille 1810 (false blister beetles)

Perimylopidae St. George 1939

Prostomidae C. G. Thomson 1859

Pterogeniidae Crowson 1953

Pyrochroidae Latreille 1807 (fire-colored beetles, etc.)

Pythidae Solier 1834

Ripiphoridae Gemminger and Harold 1870 (wedge-shaped beetles) (= Rhipiphoridae)

Salpingidae Leach 1815 (narrow-waisted bark beetles, etc.)

Scraptiidae Mulsant 1856 (false flower beetles)

Stenotrachelidae C. G. Thomson 1859 (false long-horned beetles) (= Cephaloidae)

Synchroidae Lacordaire 1859

Tenebrionidae Latreille 1802 (darkling beetles)

Tetratomidae Billberg 1820

Trachelostenidae Lacordaire 1859

Trictenotomidae Blanchard 1845

Ulodidae Pascoe 1869

Zopheridae Solier 1834 (ironclad beetles, cylindrical bark beetles, etc.)

Tetratomidae

The Tetratomidae are a small family of beetles with no vernacular common name, though recent authors have coined the name polypore fungus beetles. The family consists of several genera, most of which used to be in the family Melandryidae. The Tetratomidae can be found worldwide.Their food consists of fruiting bodies of hymenomycete fungi

Zilora

Zilora is a genus of false darkling beetles in the family Melandryidae. There are about seven described species in Zilora.

Extant Coleoptera families

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