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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: Staphyliniformia
Superfamilia: Staphylinoidea

Familia: Silphidae
Subfamilia: Silphinae
Genus: Aclypea
Species (13): A. altaica – A. bicarinata – A. bituberosa – A. calva – A. cicatricosa – A. daurica – A. kopetdaghica – A. opaca – A. pamirensis – A. sericea – A. souverbiei – A. turkestanica – A. undata

[sources: Schawaller (1996), Nikolaev & Kozminykh (2002)]

Aclypea Reitter, 1885


Blitophaga Reitter, 1885

cited sources

Nikolaev, G.V.; Kozminykh, V.O. 2002: The carrion beetles (Coleoptera: Agyrtidae, Silphidae) of Kazakhstan, Russia and adjacent countries. Almaty: Kazak universiteti. ISBN 9965-12-134-6 [in Russian, with English summary] PDF
Schawaller, W. 1996: Revision der Gattung Aclypea Reitter (Coleoptera: Silphidae). Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde (A), (541) [in German, with English abstract] PDF

Additional references

Anderson, R.S.; Peck, S.B. 1984: Bionomics of Nearctic species of Aclypea Reitter: phytophagous "carrion" beetles (Coleoptera: Silphidae). Pan-Pacific entomologist, 60: 248–255. PDF
Pushkin S.V.; Sigida S.I. 2005: THE REVIEW OF ACLYPEA REITTER, 1884 (COLEOPTERA, SILPHIDAE) GENUS IN THE SOUTH OF RUSSIA AND THE CAUCASUS. Herald of the Stavropol State University, 42: 51–59. ISSN: 1998-6383 [in Russian, with English abstract] PDF
Reitter 1885 Verh. naturh. Ver. Brünn, 23, Abh., 74, 81.


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Aclypea is a genus of carrion beetles in the family Silphidae. There are 11 described species in Aclypea.[1]
Aclypea undata

Aclypea bicarinata (Gebler, 1830)
Aclypea bituberosa (LeConte, 1859) (western spinach carrion beetle)
Aclypea calva (Reitter, 1890)
Aclypea cicatricosa Reitter, 1884
Aclypea daurica (Gebler, 1832)
Aclypea opaca (Linnaeus, 1758)
Aclypea pamirensis Jakowlew, 1887
Aclypea sericea (Zoubkoff, 1833)
Aclypea souverbii (Fairmaire, 1848)
Aclypea turkestanica (Ballion, 1870)
Aclypea undata (Müller, 1776)


[1] Biolib

Further reading

Lobl, I.; Smetana, A., eds. (2015). Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera, Volume 2: Hydrophiloidea - Staphylinoidea. Apollo Books. ISBN 978-90-04-29685-5.

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