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Order Coleoptera - Beetles

Carabidae - DytiscidaeStaphylinoidea - ScarabaeoideaBuprestoidea - Byrrhoidea - Elateroidea - Bostrichoidea - Cleroidae - Cucujoidea - Tenebrionoidea - Cerambycidae - Chrysomelidae - Curculionoidea


Suborder Archostemata

Family Cupedidae - Reticulated Beetles [1]*

Family Micromalthidae - Telephone-pole Beetles [2]


Suborder Myxophaga

Family Sphaeriusidae - Minute Bog Beetles [3]

Family Hydroscaphidae - Skiff Beetles [4]


Suborder Adephaga

Family Rhysodidae - Wrinkled Bark Beetles [5]

Family Carabidae - Ground Beetles [6]
Carabinae - Calosoma
Cicindelinae - Tiger Beetles
Tetracha
Cicindela
Cylindera
Dromochorus
Ellipsoptera
Eunota
Habroscelimorpha
Harpalinae
            Chlaeniini
            Cyclosomini
            Harpalini
            Helluonini 
            Lachnophorini
            Lebiini
            Licinini
            Loxandrini
            Odacanthini - Long-necked Ground Beetles
            Oodini
            Panagaeini
            Pentagonicini
            Platynini
            Pterostichini
            Zuphiini
Omophroninae
Paussinae
Scaritinae
Trechinae

Family Gyrinidae - Whirligig Beetles [7]

Family Haliplidae - Crawling Water Beetles [8]

Family Noteridae - Burrowing Water Beetles [10]

Family Dytiscidae - Predaceous Diving Beetles [12]
Colymbetinae
Copelatinae
Dytiscinae
Hydroporinae
Laccophilinae


Suborder Polyphaga

Superfamily Hydrophiloidea

Family Hydrophilidae - Water Scavenger Beetles [13]
Hydrochinae
Hydrophilinae
Berosini
Anacaenini
Hydrophilini
Sphaeridiinae

Family Histeridae - Clown Beetles [15]
Abraeinae
Saprininae 
Onthophilinae
Tribalinae
Histerinae
Hetaeriinae


Superfamily Staphylinoidea

Family Hydraenidae - Minute Moss Beetles [16]

Family Ptiliidae - Featherwinged Beetles [17]

Family Agyrtidae - Primitive Carrion Beetles [18]

Family Leiodidae - Round Fungus Beetles [19]

Family Silphidae - Carrion Beetles [21]

Family Staphylinidae - Rove Beetles [20 & 22]
Omaliinae
Pselaphinae - Ant-loving Beetles
Tachyporinae - Crab-like Rove Beetles
Aleocharinae
Scaphidiinae - Shining Fungus Beetles
Oxytelinae - Spiny-legged Rove Beetles
Scydmaeninae - Ant-like Stone Beetles
Steninae - Water Skaters
Paederinae
Pinophilini
Paederini
Staphylininae - Large Rove Beetles
Diochini
Platyprosopini
Staphylinini
Xantholinini

Superfamily Scarabaeoidea

Family Lucanidae - Stag Beetles [23]

Family Passalidae - Bess Beetles [25]

Family Glaresidae - Enigmatic Scarab Beetles [26]

Family Trogidae - Hide Beetles [27]

Family Geotrupidae - Earth-Boring Dung Beetles [29]

Family Ochodaeidae - Sand-loving Scarab Beetles [30]

Family Hybosoridae - Scavenger Beetles [31 & 32]

Family Scarabaeidae - Scarab Beetles
[34]
Aphodiinae - Aphodiine Dung Beetles
Scarabaeinae - Dung Beetles
Canthonini
Coprini
Onthophagini
Phanaeini
Melolonthinae - June Beetles ("Junebugs")
Podolasiini
Sericini
Melolonthini
Diplotaxini
Macrodactylini
Rutelinae - Leaf Chafers
Anomalini
Rutelini
Dynastinae - Rhinoceros Beetles
Cyclocephalini
Pentodontini
Oryctini
Phileurini
Dynastini
Cetoniinae - Fruit and Flower Chafers
Gymnetini
Cetoniini
Cremastocheilini
Trichiini
  

Superfamily Scirtoidea

Family Eucinetidae - Plate-thigh Beetles [35]

Family Clambidae - Minute Beetles [36]

Family Scirtidae - Marsh Beetles [37]


Superfamily Dascilloidea

Family Dascillidae - Soft-bodied Plant Beetles [38]

Family Rhipiceridae - Cicada Parasite Beetles [39]


Superfamily Buprestoidea

Family Buprestidae - Metallic Wood-boring Beetles [41] - (See also)
Polycestinae
Chrysochroinae
Buprestinae
Agrilinae


Superfamily Byrrhoidea

Family Byrrhidae - Pill or Moss Beetles [42]

Family Elmidae - Riffle Beetles [43]

Family Dryopidae - Long-toed Water Beetles [44]

Family Lutrochidae - Travertine Beetles
[45]

Family Limnichidae - Minute Marsh-loving Beetles [46]

Family Heteroceridae - Variegated Mud-loving Beetles [47]

Family Psephenidae - Water Penny Beetles [48]

Family Ptilodactylidae - Toe-winged Beetles [49]

Family Chelonariidae - Turtle Beetles [50]

Family Callirhipidae - Callirhipid Cedar Beetles [52]


Superfamily Elateroidea

Family Artematopodidae - Soft-bodied Plant Beetles [53]

Family Brachypsectridae - Texas Beetles [54]

Family Cerophytidae - Rare Click Beetles [55]

Family Eucnemidae - False Click Beetles [56]

Family Throscidae - False Metallic Wood-boring Beetles [57]

Family Elateridae - Click Beetles [58]
Cebrioninae
Elaterinae
Cardiophorinae
Agrypninae
Prosterninae

Family Lycidae - Net-winged Beetles [59]
Platerodinae
Lycinae

Family Telegeusidae - Long-lipped Beetles [60]

Family Phengodidae - Glowworm Beetles [61]

Family Lampyridae - Fireflies [62]

Family Cantharidae - Soldier Beetles [64]
Cantharinae
Silinae
Malthininae
Chauliognathinae

Superfamily Derodontoidea

Family Derodontidae - Tooth-necked Fungus Beetles [66]


Superfamily Bostrichoidea

Family Nosodendridae - Wounded-tree Beetles [67]

Family Dermestidae - Carpet Beetles [68]
Dermestinae
Megatominae

Family Bostrichidae - Horned Powder-post Beetles [69]
Endecatominae
Polycaoninae
Bostrichinae
Bostrichini
Xyloperthini
Lyctinae

Family Anobiidae - Death-watch and Spider Beetles [70]
Anobiinae - Death-watch Beetles
Dorcatominae
Calymmaderini
Dorcatomini
Petaliini
Ernobiinae
Mesocoelopodinae
Ptininae - Spider Beetles
Xyletininae
Lasiodermini
Xyletinini

Superfamily Lymexylonoidea

Family Lymexylidae - Ship-timber Beetles [71]


Superfamily Cleroidea

Family Trogossitidae - Bark-gnawing Beetles [72]

Family Cleridae - Checkered Beetles [73] (See also)
Tillinae
Hydnocerinae
Clerinae
Epiphloeinae
Enopliinae
Korynetinae

Family Melyridae - Soft-winged Flower Beetles [74]
Malachiinae
Melyrinae
Dasytinae


Superfamily Cucujoidea

Family Sphindidae - Cryptic Slime Mold Beetles [75]

Family Kateretidae - Short-winged Flower Beetles [=Brachypteridae] [76]

Family Nitidulidae - Sap-feeding Beetles [77]
Cillaeinae
Carpophilinae
Nitidulinae
Cryptarchinae

Family Smicripidae - Palmetto Beetles [78]

Family Monotomidae - Root-eating Beetles [79]

Family Silvanidae - Silvanid Flat Bark Beetles [80]

Family Passandridae - Parasitic Flat Bark Beetles [81]

Family Cucujidae - Flat Bark Beetles [82]

Family Laemophloeidae - Lined Flat Bark Beetles [83]

Family Phalacridae - Shining Flower Beetles [84]

Family Cryptophagidae - Silken Fungus Beetles [85]

Family Erotylidae - Pleasing Fungus Beetles [86 & 87]
Erotylinae - Pleasing Fungus Beetles
Xenoscelinae

Family Byturidae - Fruitworm Beetles [88]

Family Biphyllidae - False Skin Beetles [89]

Family Bothrideridae - Dry Bark Beetles [90]

Family Cerylonidae - Minute Bark Beetles [91]

Family Endomychidae - Handsome Fungus Beetles [92]

Family Coccinellidae - Ladybird Beetles [93] - (See also)
Sticholotidinae
Scymninae
Scymnini
Diomini
Hyperaspidini
Brachiacanthini
Chilocorinae
Coccidulinae
Coccinellinae
Epilachninae - Plant-eating Lady Beetles

Family Corylophidae - Minute Hooded Beetles [94]

Family Latridiidae - Minute Brown Scavenger Beetles [95]
Corticariinae
Latridiinae


Superfamily Tenebrionoidea

Family Mycetophagidae - Hairy Fungus Beetles [96]
Bergininae
Mycetophaginae

Family Archeocrypticidae - Cryptic Fungus Beetles [97]

Family Ciidae - Minute Tree-fungus Beetles [98]

Family Tetratomidae - Polypore Fungus Beetles [99]

Family Melandryidae - False Darkling Beetles [100]
Osphyinae
Melandryinae

Family Mordellidae - Tumbling Flower Beetles [101]
Conaliini
Mordellini
Mordellistenini

Family Ripiphoridae - Wedge-shaped Beetles [102]

Family Zopheridae - Ironclad Beetles [103, 104 & 105]
Now inclides both Colydiidae [103] and Monommatinae [104]

Family Tenebrionidae - Darkling Beetles [106] **Higher taxonomy follows Bouchard et al. (2005)
Lagriinae - Long-jointed Beetles
Goniaderini
Lagriini
Pimeliinae
Diaperinae
Diaperini
Crypticini
Hypophlaeini
Tenebrioninae
Bolitophagini
Tenebrionini
Triboliini
Ulomini
Helopini
Amarygmini
Amphidorini
Pedinini
Opatrini
Alleculinae - Comb-clawed Beetles
Stenochiinae

Family Synchroidae - Synchroa Bark Beetles [108]

Family Oedemeridae - False Blister Beetles [109]
Oedemerinae
Polypriinae

Family Stenotrachelidae - False Longhorn Beetles [110]

Family Meloidae - Blister Beetles [111]
Nemognathinae
Meloinae

Family Mycteridae - Palm and Flower Beetles [112]

Family Pyrochroidae - Fire-Colored Beetles [115]

Family Salpingidae - Narrow-waisted Bark Beetles [116]

Family Anthicidae - Antlike Flower Beetles [117]

Family Aderidae - Antlike Leaf Beetles [118]

Family Scraptiidae - False Flower Beetles [119]
Anaspidinae
Scraptiinae


Superfamily Chrysomeloidea

Family Cerambycidae - Longhorned Beetles [120] - (See also)
Disteniinae
Parandrinae
Prioninae
Spondylidinae (includes Aseminae)
Lepturinae
Cerambycinae
Lamiinae
Acanthocinini
Acanthoderini
Agapanthiini
Anisocerini
Apomecynini
Cyrtinini
Desmiphorini
Dorcaschematini
Hemilophini
Lamiini
Moneilemini
Onciderini
Phytoecini
Pogonocherini
Pteropliini
Saperdini
Tetraopini

Family Megalopodidae - Megalopodid Leaf Beetles [122]

Family Orsodacnidae - Orsodacnid Leaf Beetles [123]

Family Chrysomelidae - Leaf Beetles [121 & 124] - (See also: TX Chrysomelidae)
         Bruchinae
           Cassidinae
Cassidini - Tortoise Beetles
Hemisphaerotini - Tortoise Beetles
Ischyrosonychini - Tortoise Beetles
Chalepini - Hispines
           Chrysomelinae
           Criocerinae
           Cryptocephalinae - Casebearers
Cryptocephalini (See also: N. Amer. Cryptocephalus) (See also: TX Pachybrachis)
Clytrini 
Chlamisini
           Donaciinae - Aquatic Leaf Beetles
           Eumolpinae
Typophorin
Eumolpini
Adoxini
           Galerucinae - Skeletonizing leaf beetles
Alticini - Flea Beetles
Galerucini
Luperini


Superfamily Curculionoidea

Family Nemonychidae - Pine Flower Snout Beetles [125]
 
Family Anthribidae - Fungus Weevils [126] - (See Also)
Anthribinae
Choraginae

Family Belidae - Cycad Weevils [127]

Family Attelabidae - Leaf Rolling Weevils [128]
Attelabinae - Leaf-rolling Weevils
Rhynchitinae - Tooth-nosed Snout Weevils
Rhynchitini
Pterocolini

Family Brentidae - Straight-snouted Weevils [129]
Brentinae
Cyladinae
Apioninae

Family Ithyceridae - New York Weevils [130]

Family Curculionidae - Snout and Bark Beetles [131]
Dryophthorinae
Erirhininae
Curculioninae
Bagoinae
Baridinae
Ceutorhynchinae
Conoderinae
Cossoninae
Cryptorhynchinae
Cyclominae
Entiminae - Broad-nosed Weevils
Hyperinae
Mesoptiliinae
Molytinae
Scolytinae - Bark and Ambrosia Beetles
Hylesinini
Scolytini
Platypodinae - Pinhole Bark Borers

*Numbers in brackets refer to the corresponding chapter numbers in American Beetles:

May 16, 2013 Mike Quinn / entomike@gmail.com / Texas Entomology / Texas Beetle Resources