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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: Cucujiformia
Superfamilia: Coccinelloidea
Familiae: AkalyptoischiidaeAlexiidaeAnamorphidaeBothrideridaeCerylonidaeCoccinellidaeCorylophidaeDiscolomatidaeEndomychidaeEupsilobiidaeEuxestidaeLatridiidaeMurmidiidaeMycetaeidaeTeredidae

Coccinelloidea Latreille, 1807
Primary references

Latreille, P.A. 1807. Genera crustaceorum et insectorum secundem ordinem naturalem in familias disposita, iconibus exemplisque plurimus explicata. Tomus tertius. Parisiis et Argentorati: A. Koenig, 258 pp. BHL Reference page.

Additional references

Robertson, J.A., Ślipiński, A., Moulton, M., Shockley, F.W., Giorgi, J.A., Lord, N.P., McKenna, D.D., Tomaszewska, W., Forrester, J., Miller, K.B., Whiting, M.F. & McHugh, J.V. 2015. Phylogeny and classification of Cucujoidea and the recognition of a new superfamily Coccinelloidea (Coleoptera: Cucujiformia). Systematic Entomology 40(4): 745–778. DOI: 10.1111/syen.12138 Paywall. ResearchGate Open access. Reference page.

Coccinelloidea is a superfamily of beetles in the order Coleoptera, formerly included in the superfamily Cucujoidea. There are more than 10,000 species in Coccinelloidea, including more than 6000 in the lady beetle family Coccinellidae.[1][2][3]


Adult Coccinelloidea have a reduced tarsal formula (each tarsus with 4 or 3 segments), hind coxae separated by more than 1/3 their width, the intercoxal process of abdominal ventrite 1 usually broadly rounded or truncate, hindwings with reduced anal veins and lacking a closed radial cell, the adeagus resting on its side when retracted and the phallobase usually reduced.[1]

Larval Coccinelloidea have a unisetose pretarsal claw, spiracles that are usually annular, and the sensory appendage of the second antennal segment usually as long as the third segment.[1]

Akalyptoischiidae Lord, Hartley, Lawrence, McHugh, Whiting & Miller, 2010 (akalyptoischiid scavenger beetles)
Alexiidae Imhoff, 1856
Anamorphidae Strohecker, 1953
Bothrideridae Erichson, 1845 (dry bark beetles)
Cerylonidae Billberg, 1820 (minute bark beetles)
Coccinellidae Latreille, 1807 (lady beetles)
Corylophidae LeConte, 1852 (minute hooded beetles)
Discolomatidae Horn, 1878
Endomychidae Leach, 1815 (handsome fungus beetles)
Eupsilobiidae Casey, 1895
Euxestidae Grouvelle, 1908 (well polished beetles)
Latridiidae Erichson, 1842 (minute brown scavenger beetles)
Murmidiidae Jacquelin du Val, 1858
Mycetaeidae Jacquelin du Val, 1857
Teredidae Seidlitz, 1888


Robertson, James; Slipinski, Adam; Moulton, Matthew; Shockley, Floyd; et al. (2015). "Phylogeny and classification of Cucujoidea and the recognition of a new superfamily Coccinelloidea (Coleoptera: Cucujiformia)". Systematic Entomology. 40 (4): 745–778. doi:10.1111/syen.12138. ISSN 0307-6970.
"Coccinelloidea Superfamily Information". Retrieved 13 April 2019.

"Coccinelloidea Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 13 April 2019.

Further reading

Vandenberg, Natalia J. (2002). Arnett, Ross H. Jr.; Thomas, M.C.; Skelley, P.E.; Frank, J.H. (eds.). Family 93; Coccinellidae Latreille 1807. American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. CRC Press. pp. 371–389. ISBN 0-8493-0954-9.
Bouchard, Patrice; Bousquet, Yves; Davies, Anthony E.; Alonso-Zarazaga, Miguel A.; et al. (2011). "Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta)". ZooKeys (88): 1–972. doi:10.3897/zookeys.88.807. ISSN 1313-2989. PMC 3088472. PMID 21594053.

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