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

Familia: Byrrhidae
Subfamiliae (3): Amphicyrtinae - Byrrhinae - Syncalyptinae

Name

Byrrhidae Latreille, 1804

References

Johnson, P.J. 2005: 18.1. Byrrhidae Latreille, 1804. Pp. 469-471 in: Beutel, R.G. & Leschen, R.A.B. (volume eds.) Coleoptera, Beetles. Volume 1: Morphology and systematics (Archostemata, Adephaga, Myxophaga, Polyphaga 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.
Solervicens Alessandrini, A. 2020. New species of Chiliobyrrhulus Jäger and Pütz (Coleoptera: Byrrhidae) de Chile. Revista Chilena de Entomología 46(1): 15-20. Reference page.
Catalogue of Palearctic Coleoptera. Vol. 3 ed. I. Lobl, & A. Smetana, Apollo Books, Stenstrup, Denmark, 2006
ISBN 87-88757-59-5, p.421

Links

Australian Faunal Directory
Byrrhidae in SYNOPSIS OF THE DESCRIBED COLEOPTERA OF THE WORLD
Atlas of pill beetles (Byrrhidae) of Russia
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Vernacular names
čeština: Vyklenulcovití
Deutsch: Pillenkäfer
English: Pill beetle, Moss beetle
lietuvių: Kamuolvabaliai
norsk: Pillebiller
русский: Пилюльщики

Byrrhidae, the pill beetles, is a family of beetles in the superfamily Byrrhoidea. These beetles are common in the forests of the Northern Hemisphere. They feed mainly on moss. Populations increase after wildfires.[1] The oldest undoubted record of the family is Lidryops from the earliest Late Cretaceous Charentese amber of France, with other less certain records going back to the Middle Jurassic, but these possibly belong to Byrrhoidea.[2]

There are about 450 species in this family.[3]

Genera include:[4]

Amphycyrta
Arctobyrrhus
Byrrhus
Chaetophora
Curimopsis
Cytilus
Eusomalia
Exomella
Lioligus
Lioon
Listemus
Morychus
Porcinolus
Sierraclava
Simplocaria

Simplocaria semistriata
References

Phillips, I. D., Cobb, T. P., & Spence, J. R. (2008). Salvage logging and edge effects on pill beetle abundance (Coleoptera: Byrrhidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 324-27.
Kirejtshuk, Alexander G.; Nel, André (December 2016). "Lidryopinae, new byrrhid subfamily from the Lower Cretaceous of France (Coleoptera, Byrrhidae)". Cretaceous Research. 67: 140–147. doi:10.1016/j.cretres.2016.07.007.
Lawrence, J. F., Slipinski, A., Jaeger, O., & Pütz, A. (2013). The Australian Byrrhinae (Coleoptera: Byrrhidae) with descriptions of new genera and species. Zootaxa 3745(3), 301-29.
Byrrhidae. Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).

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