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Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
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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: Cucujiformia
Superfamilia: Tenebrionoidea

Familia: Boridae
Subfamiliae: Borinae - Synercticinae
Overview of genera


Boridae C.G. Thomson, 1859

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Pollock, D.A. 2010: 11.21. Boridae C.G. Thomson, 1859. Pp. 699-704 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
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Atlas of borids (Boridae) of Russia (project of E.Ya. Berlov and O.E. Berlov)

Vernacular names
English: conifer bark beetles
suomi: Lahokapot
日本語: ツヤキカワムシ科
lietuvių: Kirmvabaliai
русский: Бориды

The Boridae are a small family of tenebrionoid beetles with no vernacular common name, though recent authors have coined the name conifer bark beetles. The family contains three genera. Boros is native to North America and northern Eurasia, Lecontia is endemic to North America, while Synercticus is found in Australia and New Guinea. The larvae of Boros are found under bark and are especially associated with standing dead trees (snags), typically pines, found in old-growth forests. Lecontia larvae are found inhabiting damp parts of the root system of dead standing trees. Little is known of the life habits of Synercticus.[1][2]

Genus Boros Herbst, 1797
Boros schneideri (Panzer, 1795)
Boros unicolor Say, 1827
Genus Lecontia Champion, 1889
Lecontia discicollis LeConte, 1850
Genus Synercticus Newman, 1842
Synercticus heteromerus Newman, 1842


Blažytė‐Čereškienė, Laima; Karalius, Vidmantas (2012). "Habitat requirements of the endangered beetle Boros schneideri (Panzer, 1796) (Coleoptera: Boridae)". Insect Conservation and Diversity. 5 (3): 186–191. doi:10.1111/j.1752-4598.2011.00149.x.
Pollock, Darren A.. "11.21. Boridae C. G.Thomson, 1859". Volume 2 Morphology and Systematics (Elateroidea, Bostrichiformia, Cucujiformia partim), edited by Willy Kükenthal, Richard A.B. Leschen, Rolf G. Beutel and John F. Lawrence, Berlin, New York: De Gruyter, 2011, pp. 699-704.

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