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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Phalacridae
Leach, 1815
Olibrus liquidus

The Phalacridae are a family of beetles commonly called the shining flower beetles. They are often found in composite flowers. They are oval-shaped, usually tan, and about 2 mm in length.[1]

Worldwide there are about 638 species in 52 genera. [2]


This family includes the following subfamily: [3]

Genera within this family include: [4]


  1. ^ Borror, Donald J.; Triplehorn, Charles A.; Johnson, Norman F (1989). An Introduction to the Study of Insects (Print (HB)) (6th ed.). Fort Worth, Texas: Saunders College Pub. p. 800. ISBN 0-03-025397-7. 
  2. ^ Matthew L. Gimmel World checklist of valid names in Phalacridae Louisiana State Arthropod Museum
  3. ^ Patrice Bouchard, Yves Bousquet, Anthony E. Davies, Miguel A. Alonso-Zarazaga, John F. Lawrence, Chris H. C. Lyal, Alfred F. Newton, Chris A. M. Reid, Michael Schmitt, S. Adam Ślipiński, Andrew B. T. Smith Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta) ZooKeys 88: 1-972 (04 Apr 2011) -
  4. ^ Matthew L. Gimmel - Genus-level revision of the family Phalacridae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea). „Zootaxa”. 3506 (1), s. 1-147, 2013.]
  • Dr Richard T. Thompson, R.E.S Handbooks Volume 5 Part 5b: Coleoptera - Phalacridae, 1958.