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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: Byrrhoidea

Familia: Elmidae
Subfamiliae (2): Elminae - Larainae
Overview of genera

Aesobia – Ampumixis – Anommatelmis – Aspidelmis – Atractelmis – Austrelmis – Austrolimnius – Cephalolimnius – Cleptelmis – Ctenelmis – Dubiraphia – Elmidolia – Elpidelmis – Epodelmis – Eumicrodinodes – Exolimnius – Gonielmis – Gyrelmis – Hedyselmis – Helminthocharis – Helminthopsis – Heterelmis – Heterlimnius – Hexacylloepus – Hexanchorus – Holcelmis – Huleechius – Ilamelmis – Jolyelmis – Lathridelmis – Leielmis – Lemalelmis – Leptelmis – Lobelmis – Ludyella – Macronychoides – Microcylloepus – Microdinodes – Minaia – Narpus – Neocylloepus – Neoelmis – Neolimnius – Neoriohelmis – Nomuraelmis – Notelmis – Ohiya – Okalia – Onychelmis – Oolimnius – Optioservus – Ordobrevia – Pachyelmis – Pagelmis – Paramacronychus – Peloriolus – Phanoceroides – Phanocerus – Pilielmis – Podelmis – Promoresia – Pseudamophilus – Pseudancyronyx – Pseudelmidolia – Pseudomacronychus – Rhizelmis – Rudielmis – Sphragidelmis – Stenelmoides – Stethelmis – Taprobanelmis – Tolmerelmis – Tolriolus – Trachelminthopsis – Tropidelmis – Tyletelmis – Unguisaeta – Uralohelmis – Urumaelmis – Vietelmis – Xenelmis – Xenelmoides – Zaitzevia – Zaitzeviaria

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Vernacular names
English: riffle beetles
magyar: Karmosbogárfélék
lietuvių: Nendriavabaliai
Nederlands: Beekkevers
norsk: Elvebiller
русский: Речники

Elmidae, commonly known as riffle beetles, is a family of beetles in the superfamily Byrrhoidea described by John Curtis in 1830. Both adults and larvae are usually aquatic, living under rocks in fast-flowing shallow areas of streams, such as riffles, feeding on algae and biofilms.[1] There are more than 150 genera and 1,500 described species in Elmidae.[2][3][4][5] The oldest record of the group is Cretohypsilara from the Cenomanian aged Burmese amber.[6]

1 See also
2 References
3 Further reading
4 External links

See also

List of Elmidae genera


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"Elmidae Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2019-06-22.
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Cai, Chenyang; Maier, Crystal A.; Huang, Diying (2018-09-01). "A new riffle beetle in Upper Cretaceous amber from northern Myanmar (Coleoptera: Elmidae)". Cretaceous Research. 89: 154–159. doi:10.1016/j.cretres.2018.03.022. ISSN 0195-6671. S2CID 135138679.

Further reading

Hinton, H. E. (1940). "A monographic revision of the Mexican water beetles of the family Elmidae". Novitates Zoologicae. 42 (2): 217–396.
LeConte, J. L. (1861). Classification of the Coleoptera of North America. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections. Vol. 3. Smithsonian Institution. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.38459. ISBN 978-0665100550.
Lobl, I.; Smetana, A., eds. (2006). Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera, Volume 3: Scarabaeoidea - Scirtoidea - Dascilloidea - Buprestoidea - Byrrhoidea. Apollo Books. ISBN 978-90-04-30914-2.
Sanderson, M. W. (1953). "A revision of the Nearctic genera of Elmidae". Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society. 26 (4): 148–163. JSTOR 25082074.
Shepard, William D. (2002). "Family 43: Elmidae Curtis, 1830". In Arnett, Ross H. Jr.; Thomas, Michael C.; Skelley, Paul E.; Frank, J. Howard (eds.). American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. CRC Press. pp. 117–120. ISBN 978-0-8493-0954-0.

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