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Cyphon padi
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Superfamily: Scirtoidea
Family: Scirtidae
authority = Fleming, 1821
  • Elodiidae Shuckard, 1839
Scirtes hemisphaericus, North Wales

Scirtidae is a family of beetles (Coleoptera). These beetles are commonly referred to as marsh beetles, as the larvae are typically associated with stagnant water, but can be found in flowing water. Adults prefer decomposing plant material near the water's edge.[2] More than an estimated 600 species are known worldwide, distributed among at least 60 genera.[3]


These 60 genera belong to the family Scirtidae:

Data sources: i = ITIS,[1] c = Catalogue of Life,[4] g = GBIF,[5] b =[6]


  1. ^ a b "Scirtidae Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2018-04-28.
  2. ^ Epler, J.H. (2010). The Water Beetles of Florida - an identification manual for the families Chrysomelidae, Curculionidae, Dryopidae, Dytiscidae, Elmidae, Gyrinidae, Haliplidae, Helophoridae, Hydraenidae, Hydrochidae, Hydrophilidae, Noteridae, Psephenidae, Ptilodactylidae and Scirtidae. Tallahassee: Florida Department of Environmental Protection. p. 414.
  3. ^ Thomas, Michael C. (2002). Arnett, Ross H.; Thomas, M. C.; Skelley, P. E.; et al. (eds.). American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. Boca Raton: CRC Press. ISBN 0849309549.
  4. ^ "Browse Scirtidae". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 2018-04-28.
  5. ^ "Scirtidae". GBIF. Retrieved 2018-04-28.
  6. ^ "Scirtidae Family Information". Retrieved 2018-04-28.

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