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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: Cucujoidea

Subfamilia: Meligethinae
Genera: Acanthogethes – Afrogethes – Anthystrix – Aristogethes – Asterogethes – Astylogethes – Bolbocerogethes – Boragogethes – Brassicogethes – Chromogethes – Clypeogethes – Cornutopria – Cryptarchopria – Cyclogethes – Fabogethes – Genistogethes – Horakia – Idiogethes – Indogethes – Jelinekigethes – Meligethes – Meligethinus – Microporodes – Microporum – Micropria – Lamiogethes – Lariopsis – Lechanteuria – Lucanopria – Neolariopsis – Odontholariopsis – Paleogethes – Palmopria – Pria – Restiopria – Rubiogethes – Sagittogethes – Sebastiangethes – Stachygethes – Tarchonanthogethes – Tarchonanthopria – Thymogethes – Xenostrongylogethes – Xerogethes – †Melipriopsis

Meligethinae Thomson, 1859

Audisio, P.; Cline, A.R.; De Biase, A.; Antonini, G.; Mancini, E.; Trizzino, M.; Costantini, L.; Strika, S.; Lamanna, F.; Cerretti, P. 2009: Preliminary re-examination of genus-level taxonomy of the pollen beetle subfamily Meligethinae (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae, 49: 341–504. Abstract
Audisio, P., Cline, A.R., Lasoń, A., Jelìnek, J., Sabatelli, S. & Serri, S. 2017. New species and records of pollen and sap beetles for Iran (Coleoptera: Kateretidae, Nitidulidae). Zootaxa 4216(4): 369–383. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4216.4.5. Reference page.
Audisio, P., Cline, A.R., Trizzino, M., Mancini, E., Antonini, G., Sabatelli, S. & Cerretti, P. 2015. Revision of the African pollen beetle genera Tarchonanthogethes and Xenostrongylogethes, with insect-host plant relationships, identification key, and cladistic analysis of the Anthystrix genus-complex (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae: Meligethinae). Zootaxa 3920(1): 101–152. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3920.1.6. Reference page.
Audisio, P. et al. 2014: A peculiar new genus and species of pollen-beetle (Coleoptera, Nitidulidae) from eastern Africa, with a molecular phylogeny of related Meligethinae. Systematics and biodiversity, 12(1): 77–91. DOI: 10.1080/14772000.2013.877539 Reference page.
Audisio, P.; Jelínek, J.; Cline, A.R.; Mancini, E.; Trizzino, M.; Cerretti, P.; Antonini, G. 2011: Description and taxonomic position of a new genus and species of southern African pollen beetle (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae: Meligethinae). Zootaxa, 2927: 49–56. Preview
Audisio, P.; Kirk-Spriggs, A.H.; Cline, A.R.; Trizzino, M.; Antonini, G.; Mancini, E.; De Biase, A. 2008: A new genus of pollen-beetle from South Africa (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae), with discussion of the generic classification of the subfamily Meligethinae. Insect systematics and evolution, 39: 419–430. Abstract
Chen, Y., Lin, X-L., Huang, M. & Yang, X-K. 2015. A new species of Lamiogethes and a new species of Meligethes from China (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae: Meligethinae). Zootaxa 3999(3): 413–420. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3999.3.6. Preview (PDF) Reference page.
Trizzino, M.; Audisio, P.; Antonini, G.; De Biase, A.; Mancini, E. 2009: Comparative analysis of sequences and secondary structures of the rRNA internal transcribed spacer 2 (ITS2) in pollen beetles of the subfamily Meligethinae (Coleoptera, Nitidulidae): potential use of slippage-derived sequences in molecular systematics. Molecular phylogenetics and evolution, 51: 215–226. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2008.11.004

Vernacular names
English: Pollen beetles
русский: Цветоеды

Meligethinae is a subfamily of pollen beetles in the family Nitidulidae. There are about 6 genera and about 10 described species in Meligethinae.[1][2]


Acanthogethes Reitter, 1871
Afrogethes Audisio & Cline, 2009
Brassicogethes Audisio & Cline, 2009
Fabogethes Audisio & Cline, 2009
Meligethes Stephens, 1830


"Meligethinae Subfamily Information". Retrieved 27 January 2018.

"Meligethinae Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 27 January 2018.

Audisio, P., A. R. Cline, A. De Biase, G. Antonini, E. Mancini, M. Trizzino, L. Costantini, et al. (2009). "Preliminary re-examination of genus-level taxonomy of the pollen beetle subfamily Meligethinae (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae)". Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae, vol. 49, no. 2, 341–504.
Bouchard, P., Y. Bousquet, A. Davies, M. Alonso-Zarazaga, J. Lawrence, C. Lyal, A. Newton, et al. (2011). "Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta)". ZooKeys, vol. 88, 1–972.
Habeck, Dale H. / Arnett, Ross H. Jr., Michael C. Thomas, Paul E. Skelley, and J. H. Frank, eds. (2002). "Family 77. Nitidulidae Latreille 1802". American Beetles, vol. 2: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea, 311–315.
Lawrence, J. F., and A. F. Newton Jr. / Pakaluk, James, and Stanislaw Adam Slipinski, eds. (1995). "Families and subfamilies of Coleoptera (with selected genera, notes, references and data on family-group names)". Biology, Phylogeny, and Classification of Coleoptera: Papers Celebrating the 80th Birthday of Roy A. Crowson, vol. 2, 779–1006.
Parsons, Carl T. (1943). "A revision of Nearctic Nitidulidae (Coleoptera)". Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, vol. 92, no. 3, 121–278.

Further reading

Arnett, R. H. Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). (21 June 2002). American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, Florida ISBN 978-0-8493-0954-0.
Arnett, Ross H. (2000). American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico. CRC Press.
Richard E. White. (1983). Peterson Field Guides: Beetles. Houghton Mifflin Company.

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