Byturidae

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Byturidae
Himbeerkäfer (Byturus ochraceus (SCRIBA)) 3763.JPG
Byturus ochraceus
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Byturidae, also known as Fruitworms,[1] is a very small family of beetles, in the suborder Polyphaga, comprising fewer than 20 species worldwide.[2][3][4] The larvae of some species develop in fruits. Byturus unicolor affects species of Rubus and Geum.

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

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  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.
  2. ^ a b C.A. Springer & M.A. Goodrich (1994) A Revision of the Subfamily Platydascillinae (Coleoptera: Byturidae) from Southeast Asia, with Descriptions of Two New Genera and Three New Species. The Coleopterists Bulletin 48: 60-78
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  4. ^ Cucujoidea - Nomen.at - animals and plants