Scirtoidea

Scirtoidea is a superfamily of beetles in the suborder Polyphaga.

There are four families in this small superfamily:[1]

Scirtoidea
Cyphon.padi
Cyphon padi (Scirtidae)
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Scirtoidea

Fleming, 1821
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References

  1. ^ Friedrich, F.; Beutel, R. G. (2006). "The pterothoracic skeletomuscular system of Scirtoidea (Coleoptera: Polyphaga) and its implications for the high-level phylogeny of beetles". Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research. 44 (4): 290–315. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0469.2006.00369.x.

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Clambidae

Clambidae is a family of beetles. They are known commonly as the minute beetles or the fringe-winged beetles. They are found worldwide on every continent except Antarctica.These are tiny beetles with bodies measuring no more than 2 millimeters in length. They are flattened to convex in shape and some can roll into a ball. Some are hairless, while some are quite hairy or scaly. The margins of the wings are lined with long hairs.Clambids commonly feed on fungi.The family is divided into 5 genera and about 70 described species. The largest and most widespread genus is Clambus, which occurs around the world. The genus Sphaerothorax is found in Australia and New Zealand. Acalyptomerus is circumtropical.Genera:

Acalyptomerus

Calyptomerus

Clambus

Loricaster

Sphaerothorax

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Contacyphon

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Decliniidae

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Declinia relicta Nikitsky, Lawrence, Kirejtshuk, Gratshev 1994

and D. versicolor Sakai, Sato 1996, found in far eastern Russia and Japan.

Elateriformia

Elateriformia is an infraorder of polyphagan beetles. The two largest families in this group are buprestids, of which there are around 15,000 described species, and click beetles, of which there are around 10,000 described species.

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Buprestoidea — the metallic wood-boring beetles

Byrrhoidea — families including long-toed water beetles, moss beetles and mud-loving beetles

Dascilloidea

Elateroidea — including the click beetles and soldier beetles

Scirtoidea

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Elodes

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Eucinetidae

Eucinetidae is a family of beetles, notable for their large coxal plates that cover much of the first ventrite of the abdomen, sometimes called plate-thigh beetles. The family is small for beetles, with about 50 species in 11 genera, but are found worldwide.

Adults are generally elliptical in shape, ranging from 0.8 to 4.0 mm in length, and black or brown in color. The head is small and bent underneath.

Eucinetids live in detritus or in fungus-covered tree bark, where both adults and larvae eat various sorts of fungi.

Eucinetus

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Euscaphurus

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Nycteus (beetle)

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