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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: Elateriformia
Superfamilia: Dascilloidea

Familia: Dascillidae
Subfamiliae (2): Dascillinae - Karumiinae
Overview of genera

†Cretodascillus – ...

Dascillidae Guérin-Méneville, 1843

Atopidae Laporte, 1834

Guérin-Méneville, F.E. 1843. Animaux articulés II. In Delessert, Alphonse, Souvenirs d'un voyage dans l'Inde exécuté de 1834 à 1839. Part II. Histoire Naturelle. pp. i + 1–107, pls 11–27. Fortin, Mason & Cie, Langlois & Leclerq éditeurs, Paris. BHL. Reference page.
Ivie, M.A. 2001: The familial placement of the genus Haematoides Fairmaire (Coleoptera: Dascillidae, Byturidae). Coleopterists bulletin, 55: 338–340.
Jin, Z. et al. 2013: A new Mesozoic species of soft-bodied plant beetle (Coleoptera: Dascillidae) from the Early Cretaceous of Inner Mongolia, China with a review of fossil Dascillidae. Annales zoologici 63(3): 501–509. DOI: 10.3161/000345413X672492 Reference page.
Jin, Z-Y., Qin, Z. & Ślipiński, A. 2018. New records of the family Dascillidae (Coleoptera) from China. Zootaxa 4471(2): 396–400. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4471.2.13 Paywall Reference page.
Lawrence, J.F. 2005: 16.1. Dascillidae Guérin-Méneville, 1843. Pp. 451-456 in: Beutel, R.G. & Leschen, R.A.B. (volume eds.) Coleoptera, Beetles. Volume 1: Morphology and systematics (Archostemata, Adephaga, Myxophaga, Polyphaga 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.
Catalogue of Palearctic Coleoptera. Vol. 3 ed. I. Lobl, & A. Smetana, Apollo Books, Stenstrup, Denmark, 2006
ISBN 87-88757-59-5, p.323


Australian Faunal Directory
Tree of Life Web Project. 2007. Dascillidae. Soft-bodied plant beetles. Version 24 April 2007 (temporary) in The Tree of Life Web Project
Atlas of family Dascillidae of Russia

Vernacular names
čeština: Květníkovití
Deutsch: Moorweichkäfer
English: soft-bodied plant beetles
lietuvių: Skiautvabaliai
norsk: Engbiller
русский: Лопастники

Dascillidae is a family of soft-bodied plant beetles in the order Coleoptera. There are at least 15 genera and about 80 described species in Dascillidae.[1][2][3][4] Dascillidae together with Rhipiceridae form the super family Dascilloidea. [5]

ITIS Taxonomic notes:

Lawrence and Newton (1995) give the authorship for this family as 'Guérin Méneville, 1843 (1834)'.[2]

Selected Genera

Anorus LeConte, 1859
Dascillus Latreille, 1796
Karumia Escalera, 1913
Notodascillus Carter, 1935
†Baltodascillus Kundrata et al., 2021[6] (Priabonian, Baltic Amber)
†Cretodascillus Jin et al, 2013 (Cretaceous, Yixian Formation)
†Lyprodascillus Zhang, 1989 (Miocene, China)


"Dascillidae Family Information". Retrieved 2018-02-23.
"Dascillidae Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2018-02-23.
"Dascillidae Overview". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 2018-02-23.
"Browse Dascillidae". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 2018-02-23.
ZHENYU JIN; HERMES E. ESCALONA; ADAM ŚLIPIŃSKI; HONG PANG (June 2013). "PHYLOGENY AND CLASSIFICATION OF RHIPICERINAE (COLEOPTERA: RHIPICERIDAE) WITH A REVIEW OF THE AUSTRALIAN TAXA". Annales Zoologici. 63 (2): 275–317. doi:10.3161/000345413X669577. ISSN 0003-4541. Archived from the original on 19 February 2022. Retrieved 19 February 2022.
Kundrata, R.; Gimmel, M. L.; Packova, G.; Bukejs, A.; Blank, S. M. (2021). "A new enigmatic lineage of Dascillidae (Coleoptera: Elateriformia) from Eocene Baltic amber described using X-ray microtomography, with notes on Karumiinae morphology and classification". Fossil Record. 24 (1): 141–149. doi:10.5194/fr-24-141-2021.

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