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Himbeerkäfer (Byturus ochraceus (SCRIBA)) 3763.JPG
Byturus ochraceus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Superfamily: Cucujoidea
Family: Byturidae

Byturidae, also known as Fruitworms,[1] is a family of beetles, in the suborder Polyphaga.[2][3] The larvae develop in fruits. Byturus unicolor affects species of Rubus and Geum, the larvae of Raspberry beetle raspberry plants.

There are two subfamilies: Platydascillinae and Byturinae. The distribution of Byturinae is holarctic. Species of Platydascillinae are found in southeast Asia.[1]


  1. ^ a b Michael A. Ivie (2002). Ross H. Arnett & Michael Charles Thomas, ed. American Beetles: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. Volume 2 of American Beetles. CRC Press. ISBN 978-0-8493-0954-0. 
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  3. ^ Cucujoidea - - animals and plants