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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: Tenebrionoidea

Familia: Pyrochroidae
Subfamiliae: Agnathinae - Pedilinae - Pilipalpinae - Pyrochroinae - Tydessinae


Pyrochroidae Latreille, 1807

Latreille, P.A. 1807. Genera crustaceorum et insectorum secundem ordinem naturalem in familias disposita, iconibus exemplisque plurimus explicata. Tomus tertius. Parisiis et Argentorati: A. Koenig, 258 pp. BHL Reference page.
I.Löbl & A.Smetana (eds). 2008 Catalogue of Palearctic Coleoptera. Vol. 5: Tenebrionoidea. Apollo Books, Stenstrup, Denmark
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Pollock, D.A. 1994: Systematic position of Pilipalpinae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea) and composition of Pyrochroidae. Canadian entomologist, 126 (3): 515–532. DOI: 10.4039/Ent126515-3
Telnov, D. & Ghahari, H. 2018. An annotated checklist of the Anthicidae and pediline Pyrochroidae (Insecta: Coleoptera) of Iran, with thirteen new country records. Zootaxa 4497(4): 451–491. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4497.4.1 Paywall Reference page.
Young, D.K. 1991: Pyrochroidae (Tenebrionoidea). Pp. 541-544 in: Lawrence, J.F. (coordinator) Order Coleoptera, in: Stehr, F.W. (ed.) Immature insects, 2 . Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, Iowa, USA.
Young, D.K. 1991: Pedilidae (Tenebrionoidea). Pp. 544-547 in: Lawrence, J.F. (coordinator) Order Coleoptera, in: Stehr, F.W. (ed.) Immature insects, 2 . Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, Iowa, USA.
Young, D.K. 2002: 115. PYROCHROIDAE Latreille 1807. Pp. 540-543 in: Arnett, R.H., jr.; Thomas, M.C.; Skelley, P.E.; Frank, J.H. (eds.): American beetles. Volume 2. Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, Florida. limited preview
Young, D.K.; Pollock, D.A. 2010: 11.24. Pyrochroidae Latreille, 1807. Pp. 715-721 in: Leschen, R.A.B.; Beutel, R.G.; Lawrence, J.F. (volume eds.) Coleoptera, beetles. Volume 2: Morphology and systematics (Elateroidea, Bostrichiformia, Cucujiformia 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. ISBN 3110190753 ISBN 9783110190755


Atlas of Pyrochroidae of Russia

Vernacular names
Deutsch: Feuerkäfer
English: fire-colored beetles
日本語: アカハネムシ科
lietuvių: Raudonvabaliai
polski: Ogniczkowate
русский: Огнецветки
中文: 赤翅螢科

Fire-coloured beetles are the beetles of the Pyrochroidae family.[1] Adults measure 4-20 mm; larvae reach 25 mm. Larvae of Pyrochroinae are found under moist bark of dead trees. They are probably mostly fungivorous, although they may become cannibalistic if too crowded.

This family contains some 150 species in 30 genera. The males of many species in the subfamily Pyrochroinae have comb- or antler-like antennae. This family also now includes most former members of the defunct family Pedilidae.
Pyrochroa serraticornis


These 21 genera belong to the family Pyrochroidae:

Agnathus Germar, 1818 g
Anisotria Young, 1984 b
Cononotus Leconte, 1851 b
Dendroides Latreille, 1810 i c g b
Exocalopus Broun, 1893 g
Frontodendroidopsis Young, 2004 g
Hemidendroides Ferrari, 1869 g
Lithomacratria Wickham, 1914 g
Malagaethes Pollock, 1995 g
Neopyrochroa Blair, 1914 g b
Palaeopyrochroa Abdullah, 1965 g
Pedilus Fischer von Waldheim, 1820 i c g b
Pogonoceromorphus Pic, 1921 g
Pseudodendroides Blair, 1914 g
Pseudopyrochroa Pic, 1906 g
Pyrochroa Müller, 1764 g
Ranomafana Pollock, 1995 g
Schizotus Newman, 1838 g b
Techmessodes Broun, 1893 g
Tydessa Peacock, 1982 g

Data sources: i = ITIS,[2] c = Catalogue of Life,[3] g = GBIF,[4] b =[5]

Fire-coloured beetles are not considered harmful to humans, as they do not bite, sting, or secrete toxic chemicals. However, more research on these insects is needed to fully understand their behavior and qualities.[6]

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"Browse Pyrochroidae". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 2018-05-06.
"Pyrochroidae". GBIF. Retrieved 2018-05-06.
"Pyrochroidae Family Information". Retrieved 2018-05-06.
Newton, Blake. "Fire-colored beetles". UKY. University of Kentucky Entomology. Retrieved 10 August 2021.

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