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Various Central European Hydrophiloidea,
their larvae, and anatomical details
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Infraorder: Staphyliniformia
Superfamily: Hydrophiloidea
Latreille, 1802

Several, see text

Hydrophiloidea is a superfamily of beetles. Until recently it was only a single family, the water scavenger beetles (Hydrophilidae), but several of the subfamilies have been removed and raised to family rank.

The present list of recognized families is thus:

The Histeroidea seem to be very closely related[clarification needed] and may be part of an extended Hydrophiloidea clade; some researchers[who?] have proposed merging the two superfamilies into one.


External links[edit]

Data related to Hydrophiloidea at Wikispecies Media related to Hydrophiloidea at Wikimedia Commons