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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
Superfamiliae (7): ChrysomeloideaCleroideaCoccinelloideaCucujoideaCurculionoideaLymexyloideaTenebrionoidea


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Vernacular names
한국어: 머리대장하목
русский: Кукуйиформные
中文: 扁蟲下目

Cucujiformia is an infraorder of polyphagan beetles, representing most plant-eating beetles.[1] It includes species from the major superfamilies of Chrysomeloidea, Curculionoidea, Cucujoidea, and Tenebrionoidea.

Curculionoidea, Cucujoidea, and Tenebrionoidea.
















An overview of the relations between the groups[1][2]

The infraorder contains the seven superfamilies:

Chrysomeloidea (~7 families including longhorn beetles and leaf beetles)
Cleroidea (checkered beetles, bark-gnawing beetles and soft-winged flower beetles)
Coccinelloidea (15 families, includes ladybirds, and fungus beetles)
Cucujoidea (~27 families)
Curculionoidea (~8 families primarily consisting of weevils and also including snout beetles and bark beetles)
Lymexyloidea (ship-timber beetles)
Tenebrionoidea (formerly "Heteromera") (30 families including blister beetles and ant-like beetles)


Hunt, T.; Bergsten, J.; Levkanicova, Z.; Papadopoulou, A.; John, O. St.; Wild, R.; Hammond, P. M.; Ahrens, D.; Balke, M.; Caterino, M. S.; Gomez-Zurita, J.; Ribera, I.; Barraclough, T. G.; Bocakova, M.; Bocak, L.; Vogler, A. P. (2007). "A Comprehensive Phylogeny of Beetles Reveals the Evolutionary Origins of a Superradiation". Science. 318 (5858): 1913–1916. Bibcode:2007Sci...318.1913H. doi:10.1126/science.1146954. PMID 18096805. S2CID 19392955.

Robertson, James A.; Ślipiński, Adam; Moulton, Matthew; Shockley, Floyd W.; Giorgi, Adriano; Lord, Nathan P.; McKenna, Duane D.; Tomaszewska, Wioletta; Forrester, Juanita; Miller, Kelly B.; Whiting, Michael F.; McHugh, Joseph 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.

3. Gäde, G., Šimek, P., & Marco, H. G. (2019). Structural diversity of adipokinetic hormones in the hyper diverse coleopteran Cucujiformia. Archives of insect biochemistry and physiology, 102(4), e21611.

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