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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Cucujiformia
Superfamilia: Cleroidea

Familia: Byturidae
Subfamiliae: Byturinae
Genus: Xerasia
Species: X. grisescens – X. meschniggi – X. punica – X. variegata

Xerasia Lewis, 1895

Type species

Xerasia variegata Lewis, 1895, by monotypy


Goodrich, M.A.; Springer, C.A. 1988: A new species of Xerasia (Coleoptera: Byturidae) from the Middle East, with a key to the Xerasia of the world. Coleopterists bulletin, 42: 345–351. JSTOR
Lewis, G. 1895: On the Dascillidae and malacoderm Coleoptera of Japan. Annals and magazine of natural history (6), 16: 98–122, plate VI. Internet Archive BHL


Nomenclator Zoologicus

Xerasia is a genus of fruitworm beetles in the family Byturidae. There are four described species in Xerasia.[1]

Xerasia grisescens (Jayne, 1882)
Xerasia meschniggi (Reitter, 1905)
Xerasia punica Goodrich & Springer
Xerasia variegata Lewis, 1895


C.A. Springer & M.A. Goodrich (1994) A Revision of the Subfamily Platydascillinae (Coleoptera: Byturidae) from Southeast Asia, with Descriptions of Two New Genera and Three New Species. The Coleopterists Bulletin 48: 60-78

Further reading

Springer, Charles A.; Goodrich, Michael A. (1991). "Family: Byturidae". A Catalog of the Coleoptera of America North of Mexico. USDA Agriculture Handbook. United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service.
Lobl, I.; Smetana, A., eds. (2007). Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera, Volume 4: Elateroidea - Derodontoidea - Bostrichoidea - Lymexyloidea - Cleroidea - Cucujoidea. Apollo Books. ISBN 978-8788757675.

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