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Drilidae - Drilus flavescens-1.JPG
Drilus flavescens (male)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Drilidae
Blanchard, 1845

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Drilidae is a family of beetles known commonly as the false firefly beetles.[1]


In 2011, most of the beetles in this family were transferred to the family Elateridae as the tribe Drilini.[2] The remaining genera, Pseudeuanoma and Euanoma, were moved to the Omalisidae.[3]


  1. ^ Watson, L. and M. J. Dallwitz, M.J. 2003 onwards. Drilidae. Archived 21 May 2013 at the Wayback Machine. British insects: the families of Coleoptera. Version: 25 July 2012.
  2. ^ Kundrata, R., Kobieluszova, L. and L. Bocak. (2014). A review of Drilini (Coleoptera: Elateridae: Agrypninae) of the Northern Levant, with description of a new species from Syria and a key to Levantine species. Zootaxa 3755(5), 457-69.
  3. ^ Kundrata, R. and L. Bocak. (2011). The phylogeny and limits of Elateridae (Insecta, Coleoptera): is there a common tendency of click beetles to soft-bodiedness and neoteny? Zoologica Scripta 40, 364–78.