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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: Scarabaeiformia
Superfamilia: Scarabaeoidea

Genera (7 + 3†): Amphicoma – Anthypna – EulasiaGlaphyrus – Lichnanthe – Paraglaphyrus – Pygopleurus – †Cretoglaphyrus – †Cretohypna – †Lithohypna

[source: Catalogue of Life: 2011 Annual Checklist, minus (3) Arctodium – Lichnia – Neolichnia
, plus (2) †Cretohypna – †Lithohypna

Glaphyridae Macleay, 1819


Bezděk, A. & Hájek, J. 2009. Catalogue of type specimens of beetles (Coleoptera) deposited in the National Museum, Prague, Czech Republic - Scarabaeoidea: Bolboceratidae, Geotrupidae, Glaphyridae, Hybosoridae, Ochodaeidae and Trogidae. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(1): 297–332. PDF Reference page.
Catalogue of Palearctic Coleoptera. Vol. 3 ed. I. Lobl, & A. Smetana, Apollo Books, Stenstrup, Denmark, 2006
ISBN 87-88757-59-5, p.97
Nikolajev, G.V. 2015. A new genus of the family Glaphyridae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea) from the Mesozoic of China. Caucasian Entomological Bulletin 11(1): 19–23. PDF (in Russian, with English abstract.)Reference page.
Nikolajev, G.V.; Ren, D. 2013: A new Glaphyridae genus from the Yixian Formation. Caucasian entomological bulletin, 9(1): 62–64.


Tree of Life Web Project. 2007. Glaphyridae. Bumblebee scarab beetles. Version 03 May 2007 (temporary) in The Tree of Life Web Project
Atlas of the family Glaphyridae of Russia

Vernacular names
English: Bumblebee Scarab Beetles
русский: Мохнатые хрущики

Glaphyridae is a family of beetles, commonly known as bumble bee scarab beetles. There are eight extant genera with about 80 species distributed worldwide[1] and two extinct genera described from the Aptian aged Yixian Formation of China.[2][3] There are cases of flower-beetle interactions, in the southeast Mediterranean region between red bowl-shaped flowers and Glaphyridae beetles. [4]
See also

List of subgroups of the order Coleoptera
Pygopleurus hirsutus


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.
G. V. Nikolajev; D. Ren (2012). "New species of the genus Lithohypna Nikolajev, Wang et Zhang, 2011 (Coleoptera, Scarabaeoidea, Glaphyridae) from the Yixian Formation, China". Euroasian Entomological Journal. 11 (3): 209–211.
Hongyun Zhao; Ming Bai; Chungkun Shih; Dong Ren (2016). "Two new glaphyrids (Coleoptera, Scarabaeoidea) from the Jehol Biota, China". Cretaceous Research. 59: 1–9. doi:10.1016/j.cretres.2015.10.026.
Martínez-Harms, J.; Vorobyev, M.; Schorn, J.; Shmida, A.; Keasar, T.; Homberg, U.; Schmeling, F.; Menzel, R. (2012). "Evidence of red sensitive photoreceptors in Pygopleurus israelitus (Glaphyridae: Coleoptera) and its implications for beetle pollination in the southeast Mediterranean". Journal of Comparative Physiology A. 198 (6): 451–463. doi:10.1007/s00359-012-0722-5. PMID 22526111. S2CID 16701563.

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