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Ischnomera cyanea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Infraorder: Cucujiformia
Superfamily: Tenebrionoidea
Family: Oedemeridae
Subfamily: Oedemerinae
Latreille, 1810


Oedemerinae are a subfamily of the false blister beetles (family Oedemeridae), also known as pollen-feeding beetles. The Nacerdinae are sometimes merged here.

The phylogeny of this family is not robustly deduced in detail. While traditionally three tribes are accepted, two of them are treated as monotypic by many if not by most modern authors; some however accept more genera, typically separating Oncomera from Oedemera for example. Though this may well be warranted in some way, the evolutionary relationships the Oedemerinae are generally in need of review, particularly considering the number of genera treated as basal or of entirely uncertain placement. Hence, a more conservative approach is adopted here until genus limits can be better defined in the entire subfamily.

Tribes and selected genera[edit]

Basal and incertae sedis

Tribe Asclerini Semenov, 1894