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Mordellidae- Variimorda villosa


Taxonavigation: Tenebrionoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Cladus: Pancrustacea
Cladus: Allotriocarida
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Holometabola
Superordo: Coleopterida
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Cucujiformia
Superfamilia: Tenebrionoidea

Familia: Mordellidae
Subfamiliae (2 + 1†): Ctenidiinae - Mordellinae - †Praemordellinae

Overview of genera[edit]

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Mordellidae Latreille, 1802



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  • Carvajal, M.P. 1985: Introduccion al conocimiento de los Mordellidae (Coleoptera) de Chile, clave para generos y lista de especies. Revista Chilena de Entomologia, 12: 101–103.
  • Csiki, E. 1915: Mordellidae. Coleopterorum catalogus, 63: 1–84.
  • Jackman, J.A.; Lu, W. 2001: Nomenclatural changes for selected Mordellidae (Coleoptera) in North America. Insecta Mundi, 15(1): 31–34. PDF
  • Jackman, J.A.; Lu, W. 2002: 101. MORDELLIDAE Latreille 1802. Pp. 423-430 in: Arnett, R.H., jr.; Thomas, M.C.; Skelley, P.E.; Frank, J.H. (eds.): American beetles. Volume 2. Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, Florida. limited preview
  • Latreille, P.A. 1802: Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière des Crustacés et des Insectes. Tome 3. F. Dufart, Paris. Internet Archive BHL
  • Lawrence, J.F. 1991: Mordellidae (Tenebrionoidea). P. 508 in: Lawrence, J.F. (coordinator) Order Coleoptera, in: Stehr, F.W. (ed.) Immature insects, 2. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, Iowa, USA.
  • Lawrence, J.F.; Ślipiński, A. 2010: 11.7. Mordellidae Latreille, 1802. Pp. 533-537 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
  • I.Löbl & A.Smetana (eds). 2008 Catalogue of Palearctic Coleoptera. Vol. 5: Tenebrionoidea. Apollo Books, Stenstrup, Denmark
    ISBN 87-88757-84-6, p. 87
  • Lu, W. 2009: Tumbling flower beetles from New Zealand (Coleoptera: Mordellidae) with new synonymies for some Australian species. New Zealand entomologist, 32: 23–40.
  • Lu, W. 2009: Family Mordellidae. Pp. 114-124 in: Gerlach, J. (ed.) The Coleoptera of the Seychelles Islands. Pensoft Publishers, Sofia-Moscow. ISBN 9789546424983
  • Ruzzier, E., Ghahari, H. & Horák, J. 2017. A checklist of the Iranian Mordellidae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea). Zootaxa 4320(1): 146–158. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4320.1.8. Reference page


Vernacular names[edit]

English: tumbling flower beetles, pintail beetles
日本語: ハナノミ科
русский: Шипоноски
中文: 花蚤科
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