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Phylum: Arthropoda
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Infraclassis: Neoptera
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Superordo: Coleopterida
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Cucujiformia
Superfamilia: Cleroidea

Familia: Byturidae
Subfamiliae: Byturinae - Platydascillinae
Overview of genera

Bispinatus - Byturus - Dascillocyphon - Haematoides - Platydascillus - Remigera - Xerasia


Byturidae Gistel, 1848: [3]

Type genus: Byturus Latreille, 1796 [stem = Bytur-]
Primary references

Gistel, J.N.F.X. 1848. Faunula monacensis cantharologica. Isis von Oken 1848: (6) [unn. pp.”1–3”]; (7): [unn. pp. “4–6”]; (8): [unn. p. “7”]; (9): [unn. pp. “8–9”]; (10): [unn. pp. “10–11”]; (11): [unn. pp. “12–13”] (inserted with fascicles). Reference page.

Additional references

Cline, A.R.; Goodrich, M.A.; Leschen, R.A.B. 2010: 10.2. Byturidae Jacquelin duVal, 1858. Pp. 286-292 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
Ivie, M.A. 2001: The familial placement of the genus Haematoides Fairmaire (Coleoptera: Dascillidae, Byturidae). Coleopterists bulletin, 55: 338–340.
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. 546
Springer, C.A.; Goodrich, M.A. 1990: A revision of the family Byturidae (Coleoptera) in Asia. Coleopterists bulletin, 44: 461–483. JSTOR
Springer, C.A.; Goodrich, M.A. 1994: A revision of the subfamily Platydascillinae (Coleoptera: Byturidae) from southeast Asia, with descriptions of two genera and three new species. Coleopterists bulletin, 48: 60–78. JSTOR


Atlas of family Byturidae of Russia

Vernacular names
беларуская: Малінавыя жукі
English: fruitworms, fruitworm beetles
日本語: キスイモドキ科
русский: Малинники
中文: 小花甲科

Byturidae, also known as Fruitworms,[1] is a very small family of beetles, in the suborder Polyphaga, comprising fewer than 20 species worldwide.[2][3][4] The larvae of some species develop in fruits. Byturus unicolor affects species of Rubus and Geum.

There are two subfamilies: Platydascillinae and Byturinae. The distribution of Byturinae is holarctic. Species of Platydascillinae are found in southeast Asia.[1]

Subfamilies and genera are as below:[2]

Subfamily Byturinae
Genus Byturodes
Byturodes grahami Barber, 1942
Genus Byturus
Byturus affinis Reitter, 1874
Byturus ochraceus (Scriba, 1791)
Byturus tomentosus (De Geer, 1774)
Byturus unicolor Say, 1823
Byturus wittmeri Sen Gupta
Genus Xerasia
Xerasia grisescens (Jayne, 1882)
Xerasia meschniggi (Reitter, 1905)
Xerasia punica Goodrich & Springer
Xerasia variegata Lewis, 1895
Subfamily Platydascillinae
Genus Bispinatus
Bispinatus capillatus Springer & Goodrich, 1995
Bispinatus vietnamensis Springer & Goodrich, 1994
Genus Dascillocyphon
Dascillocyphon minor Everts, 1909
Genus Platydascillus
Platydascillus sumatranus Everts, 1909
Genus Remigera
Remigera securiformis Springer & Goodrich, 1994
Remigera spatulata Springer & Goodrich, 1994


Michael A. Ivie (2002). Ross H. Arnett & Michael Charles Thomas (ed.). American Beetles: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. Volume 2 of American Beetles. CRC Press. ISBN 978-0-8493-0954-0.
C.A. Springer & M.A. Goodrich (1994) A Revision of the Subfamily Platydascillinae (Coleoptera: Byturidae) from Southeast Asia, with Descriptions of Two New Genera and Three New Species. The Coleopterists Bulletin 48: 60-78
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