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Glaphyridae - Glaphyrus maurus.JPG
Glaphyrus maurus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Superfamily: Scarabaeoidea
Family: Glaphyridae
Macleay, 1819

Glaphyridae is a family of beetles, commonly known as bumble bee scarab beetles. There are eight extant genera with about 80 species distributed worldwide[1] and two extinct genera described from the fossil record of China.[2][3]

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  1. ^ 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. ^ G. V. Nikolajev; D. Ren (2012). "New species of the genus Lithohypna Nikolajev, Wang et Zhang, 2011 (Coleoptera, Scarabaeoidea, Glaphyridae) from the Yixian Formation, China". Euroasian Entomological Journal. 11 (3): 209–211. 
  3. ^ Hongyun Zhao; Ming Bai; Chungkun Shih; Dong Ren (2016). "Two new glaphyrids (Coleoptera, Scarabaeoidea) from the Jehol Biota, China". Cretaceous Research. 59: 1–9. doi:10.1016/j.cretres.2015.10.026. 

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