Scarabaeoidea

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Scarabaeoidea
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Scarabaeoidea from Central Europe
with anatomical details
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Infraorder: Scarabaeiformia
Crowson, 1960
Superfamily: Scarabaeoidea
Latreille, 1802
Families

See text.

Scarabaeoidea is a superfamily of beetles, the only subgroup of the infraorder Scarabaeiformia. Around 35,000 species are placed in this superfamily and some 200 new species are described each year.[1] Its constituent families are also undergoing revision presently, and the family list below is only preliminary.

American Beetles lists the following families:[2]

See also[edit]

List of subgroups of the order Coleoptera

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brett C. Ratcliffe (2002). "A checklist of the Scarabaeoidea (Coleoptera) of Panama". Zootaxa (32): 1–48. 
  2. ^ Ross H. Arnett, Jr. and Michael C. Thomas (2001–2002). American Beetles. CRC Press. 

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