Hydrophiloidea

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Hydrophiloidea
Reitter-1908 table79.jpg
Various Central European Hydrophiloidea,
their larvae, and anatomical details
Scientific classification
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Hydrophiloidea

Latreille, 1802
Families

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.

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External links[edit]

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