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Taxonavigation: Cucujoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Cucujiformia
Superfamilia: Cucujoidea

Familia: Cucujidae
Genera (4): Cucujus – Palaestes – Pediacus – Platisus


Cucujidae Latreille, 1802

Type genus[edit]


  • Guéorguiev, B.; Doychev, D.; Ovcharov, D. 2008: Cucujidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea) - a new family to the fauna of Bulgaria. Historia naturalis bulgarica, 19: 93–97. PDF
  • Latreille, P.A. 1802: Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière des Crustacés et des Insectes. Tome 3. F. Dufart, Paris. Internet Archive BHL
  • Latreille, P.A. 1807: Genera crustaceorum et insectorum: secundum ordinem natrualem in familias disposita, iconibus exemplisque plurimis explicata. Argentorati: Amand Koenig. Internet Archive BHL
  • Lee, C.-F.; Pütz, A. 2008: A new species of Cucujus Fabricius, 1775 from China and key to the east-Palaearctic species of the genus (Coleoptera: Cucujidae). Entomologische Zeitschrift, 118(5): 211–213.
  • Lee, C.-F.; Satô, M. 2007: A review of the genus Cucujus Fabricius (Insecta: Cucujoidea: Cucujidae) from Taiwan, Japan, and China, with descriptions of two new species and the larvae of Cucujus mniszechi Grouvelle. Zoological studies, 46: 311–321. PDF
  • I.Löbl & A.Smetana (eds). 2007 Catalogue of Palearctic Coleoptera. Vol. 4: Elateroidea, Derodontoidea, Bostrichoidea, Lymexyloidea, Cleroidea and Cucujoidea. Apollo Books, Stenstrup, Denmark ISBN 87-88757-67-6, p. 502
  • Thomas, M.C. 2004: A revision of Pediacus Shuckard (Coleoptera: Cucujidae) for America north of Mexico, with notes on other species. Insecta mundi, 17: 157–177. PDF
  • Thomas, M.C.; Leschen, R.A.B. 2010: 10.15. Cucujidae Latreille, 1802. Pp. 350-354 in: Leschen, R.A.B.; Beutel, R.G.; Lawrence, J.F. (volume eds.) Coleoptera, beetles. Volume 2: Morphology and systematics (Elateroidea, Bostrichiformia, Cucujiformia partim). In: Kristensen, N.P. & Beutel, R.G. (eds.) Handbook of zoology. A natural history of the phyla of the animal kingdom. Volume IV. Arthropoda: Insecta. Part 38. Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter. ISBN 3110190753 ISBN 9783110190755
  • Watt, J.C.; Marris, J.W.M.; Klimaszewski, J. 2001: A new species of Platisus (Coleoptera: Cucujidae) from New Zealand, described from the adult and larva. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand , 31: 327–339. Royal Society of New Zealand


Vernacular names[edit]

Deutsch: Plattkäfer
English: Flat bark beetle
日本語: ヒラタムシ科
русский: Плоскотелки
中文: 扁甲科
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