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Distribution path and Subregions of Italy (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Eurasia - Europe - South Europe - Italy
Subregions: Central Italy (Lazio, Tuscany), Italy Islands (Sardinia, Sicily), North Italy (Italian Alps, Northeast Italy, Northwest Italy), South Italy (Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria)
Taxonomy for Coleoptera (Beetles) in Italy
Class
Italy
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 610 families, 9896 genera, 52435 species
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Subclass
Italy
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 605 families, 9871 genera, 52347 species
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Infraclass
Italy
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 582 families, 9798 genera, 52093 species
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Superorder
Italy
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 400 families, 7990 genera, 45549 species
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Order
Italy
Coleoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Beetles) - Systematics
 112 families, 2705 genera, 18597 species
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Families309    worldwide
Genera43.284    worldwide
Species597.766    worldwide
Common namesBeetles, Coleopterans
German namesKäfer
Dutch namesKevers
Danish namesBiller
Finnish namesKovakuoriaiset
Norwegian namesBiller
Swedish namesSkalbaggar
Spanish namesEscarabajos, Coleópteros
Italian namesColeotteri
French namesColéoptères
AuthorCarl von Linné (Carl Nilsson Linnæus), 1758
Distribution
Continents:

Eurasia (Asia, Europe, Russia, Caucasus, Kaukasia)

America (North America, South America, Central America, Caribbean)

Africa (East Africa, Southern Africa, Central Africa, North Africa, West Africa)

Oceania (Australasia, Polynesia, Melanesia, Micronesia)

Antarctica (Antarctic, Subantarctic Islands, Antarctic Islands)


Ecozones:

Palaearctic (West Palaearctic, East Palaearctic)

Nearctic, Afrotropical, Neotropical, Indo-Australian region (Oriental, Malesia)

Holarctic, Indo-Pacific


Fossils:

Cenozoic (Paleogene, Neogene, Quaternary)

Paleozoic (Cambrian, Permian, Ordovician, Carboniferous, Silurian, Devonian)

Mesozoic (Cretaceous, Jurassic, Triassic)


World Oceans:

Pacific Ocean (South Pacific, Pacific Islands, North Pacific, West Pacific)

Atlantic Ocean (British overseas territory Atlantic, Mediterranean Sea, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands)

Indian Ocean (Red Sea, Great Australian Bight)

Arctic Ocean


Countries
Checklists
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Somaliland, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, USA, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Links and ReferencesColeoptera in bie.ala.org.au
Coleoptera in szmn.sbras.ru
Coleoptera in faunaeur.org
Coleoptera in itis.gov
Coleoptera in papua-insects.nl
Coleoptera in staffs-ecology.org.uk
Coleoptera in dyntaxa.se
Coleoptera in kaefer-der-welt.de
Coleoptera in Wikipedia (English)
Suborder
Italy
    Adephaga (Schellenberg, 1806) (Adephagans)
     6 families, 287 genera, 3428 species
Suborder
Italy
    Archostemata (Kolbe, 1908) (Ommatids)
     1 family, 1 genus, 1 species
Suborder
Italy
    Myxophaga (Crowson, 1955) (Microsporids)
     2 families, 3 genera, 6 species
Suborder
Italy
    Polyphaga (Emery, 1886) (Polyphags)
     103 families, 2414 genera, 15162 species

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Family overview for Coleoptera (Beetles) in Italy
Acanthocnemidae (Crowson, 1964) - 1 Species
Aderidae (Winkler, 1927) - 26 SpeciesAnt-like leaf beetles
Agyrtidae (Thomson, 1859) - 4 SpeciesPrimitive carrion beetles
Alexiidae (Imhoff, 1856) - 16 Species
Anthicidae (Latreille, 1819) - 165 SpeciesAnt-like flower beetles
Anthribidae (Billberg, 1820) - 41 SpeciesFungus weevils
Aphodiidae (Leach, 1815) - 310 Species
Artematopodidae (Lacordaire, 1857) - 1 SpeciesSoft-bodied plant beetles
Attelabidae (Billberg, 1820) - 12 SpeciesLeaf-rolling weevils
Biphyllidae (Leconte, 1861) - 3 SpeciesFalse skin beetles
Bostrichidae (Latreille, 1802) - 49 SpeciesFalse powderpost beetles
Bothrideridae (Erichson, 1845) - 45 SpeciesDry bark beetles
Brachyceridae (Billberg, 1820) - 148 SpeciesOobese weevils
Brachypteridae (Erichson, 1845) - 23 SpeciesShort-winged Flower Beetles
Brentidae (Billberg, 1820) - 309 SpeciesStraight snout weevils
Buprestidae (Leach, 1815) - 333 SpeciesJewel beetles
Byrrhidae (Latreille, 1804) - 61 SpeciesPill beetles
Byturidae (Jacquelin Du Val, 1858) - 2 SpeciesFruitworm beetles
Cantharidae (Imhoff, 1856) - 268 SpeciesLeatherwings
Carabidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3085 SpeciesGround beetles and Tiger beetles
Cerambycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 589 SpeciesLonghorn beetles
Cerophytidae (Latreille, 1834) - 1 SpeciesRare click beetles
Cerylonidae (Billberg, 1820) - 9 SpeciesMinute bark beetles
Chrysomelidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1214 SpeciesLeaf beetles
Ciidae (Leach In Samouelle, 1819) - 68 SpeciesMinute tree-fungus beetles
Clambidae (Fischer, 1821) - 20 SpeciesFringe-winged beetles
Cleridae (Latreille, 1802) - 41 SpeciesCheckered beetles
Coccinellidae (Latreille, 1807) - 191 SpeciesLady cows
Corylophidae (Leconte, 1852) - 49 SpeciesMinute fungus beetles
Crowsoniellidae (Iablokoff-khnzorian, 1983) - 1 SpeciesCrowsoniella relicta
Cryptophagidae (Kirby, 1937) - 98 SpeciesSilken fungus beetles
Cucujidae (Latreille, 1802) - 46 SpeciesFlat bark beetles
Curculionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2905 SpeciesTrue weevils
Dascillidae (Guérin-méneville, 1843) - 3 SpeciesSoft bodied plant beetles
Dermestidae (Hope, 1840) - 153 SpeciesSkin beetles
Derodontidae (Leconte, 1861) - 4 SpeciesTooth-necked fungus beetles
Dryopidae (Billberg, 1820) - 21 SpeciesLong-toed water beetles
Dytiscidae (Leach, 1815) - 288 SpeciesWater tigers
Elateridae (Leach, 1815) - 316 SpeciesSkipjacks
Elmidae (Curtis, 1830) - 35 SpeciesRiffle beetles
Endecatomidae (Leconte, 1861) - 1 Species
Endomychidae (Leach, 1815) - 42 SpeciesHandsome fungus beetles
Erotylidae (Latreille, 1802) - 257 SpeciesPleasing fungus beetles
Eucinetidae (Lacordaire, 1857) - 7 SpeciesPlate-thigh beetles
Eucnemidae (Eschscholtz, 1829) - 31 SpeciesFalse click beetles
Geotrupidae (Latreille, 1802) - 54 SpeciesDor beetles
Glaphyridae (Macleay, 1819) - 9 SpeciesThe bumble bee scarab beetles
Gyrinidae (Latreille, 1802) - 14 SpeciesWhirligig beetles
Haliplidae (Aubé, 1836) - 33 SpeciesHaliplids
Heteroceridae (Macleay, 1825) - 25 SpeciesVariegated mud-loving beetles
Histeridae (Gyllenhal, 1808) - 182 SpeciesClown beetles
Hybosoridae (Erichson, 1847) - 2 SpeciesScavenger scarab beetles
Hydraenidae (Mulsant, 1844) - 165 SpeciesMinute moss beetles
Hydrophilidae (Latreille, 1802) - 164 SpeciesWater scavenger beetles
Hydroscaphidae (Leconte, 1874) - 2 SpeciesWater scavenger beetles
Hygrobiidae (Régimbart, 1878) - 2 SpeciesScreech-beetles
Lampyridae (Latreille, 1817) - 32 SpeciesFirefly Beetles
Latridiidae (Erichson, 1842) - 107 SpeciesMinute brown scavenger beetles
Leiodidae (Fleming, 1821) - 255 SpeciesRound fungus beetles
Limnichidae (Erichson, 1846) - 11 SpeciesMinute mud beetles
Lucanidae (Latreille, 1804) - 24 SpeciesStag beetles
Lycidae (Laporte, 1836) - 11 SpeciesNet-winged beetles
Lymexylidae (Fleming, 1821) - 3 SpeciesShip-timber beetles
Megalopodidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesMegalopodid Leaf Beetles
Melandryidae (Leach, 1815) - 43 SpeciesFalse darkling beetles
Meloidae (Gyllenhal, 1810) - 95 SpeciesBlister beetles
Melolonthidae (Leach, 1817) - 163 SpeciesChafers
Melyridae (Leach, 1815) - 322 SpeciesSolf-winged flower beetles
Monotomidae (Laporte, 1840) - 30 SpeciesRoot-eating beetles
Mordellidae (Latreille, 1802) - 120 SpeciesPintail beetles
Mycetophagidae (Leach, 1815) - 22 SpeciesHairy fungus beetles
Mycteridae (Blanchard, 1845) - 3 SpeciesPalm beetles and flower beetles
Nemonychidae (Bedel, 1882) - 3 SpeciesPine flower weevils
Nitidulidae (Latreille, 1802) - 277 SpeciesSap beetles
Nosodendridae (Erichson, 1846) - 1 SpeciesWounded-tree beetles
Noteridae (C. G. Thomson, 1860) - 6 SpeciesBurrowing water beetles
Ochodaeidae (Mulsant & Rey, 1870) - 2 SpeciesSand-loving scarab beetles
Oedemeridae (Latreille, 1810) - 58 SpeciesFalse blister beetles
Omalisidae (Lacordaire, 1857) - 10 Species
Orsodacnidae (Thomson, 1859) - 3 SpeciesRavenous Leaf Beetles
Phalacridae (Leach, 1815) - 45 SpeciesShining flower beetles
Phloeostichidae (Reitter, 1911) - 1 Species
Phloiophilidae (Kiesenwetter, 1863) - 1 Species
Prostomidae (C. G. Thomson, 1859) - 1 SpeciesJugular-horned beetles
Psephenidae (Lacordaire, 1854) - 1 SpeciesWater-penny beetles
Ptiliidae (Heer, 1843) - 81 SpeciesFeatherwing beetles
Ptilodactylidae (Laporte, 1836) - 1 SpeciesPtilodactylid beetles
Ptinidae (Latreille, 1802) - 225 SpeciesSpider beetles
Pyrochroidae (Latreille, 1807) - 6 SpeciesFire-coloured beetles
Pythidae (Solier, 1834) - 1 SpeciesDead log bark beetles
Rhipiphoridae (Gemminger & Harold, 1870) - 11 SpeciesWedge-shaped beetles
Rhynchitidae (Gistel, 1848) - 84 SpeciesTooth-nosed snout weevils
Rutelidae (Macleay, 1819) - 37 Species
Salpingidae (Leach, 1815) - 25 SpeciesNarrow-waisted bark beetles
Scarabaeidae (Latreille, 1802) - 212 SpeciesScarabs
Scirtidae (Fleming, 1821) - 63 SpeciesMarsh Beetles
Scraptiidae (Mulsant, 1856) - 51 SpeciesFalse flower beetles
Scydmaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 234 SpeciesScydmaenines
Silphidae (Latreille, 1807) - 41 SpeciesCarrion beetles
Silvanidae (Kirby, 1837) - 40 SpeciesSilvanid flat bark beetles
Sphaeritidae (Schuckard, 1839) - 2 SpeciesFalse clown beetles
Sphaeriusidae (Erichson, 1845) - 4 SpeciesMinute Bog Beetles
Sphindidae (Jacquelin Du Val, 1860) - 3 SpeciesDry-fungus beetles
Staphylinidae (Lameere, 1900) - 3180 SpeciesRove beetles
Tenebrionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 580 SpeciesDarkling beetles
Tetratomidae (Billberg, 1820) - 9 SpeciesPolypore fungus beetles
Thanerocleridae (Chapin, 1921) - 1 Species
Throscidae (Laporte, 1840) - 22 SpeciesFalse metallic wood-boring beetles
Trogidae (Macleay, 1819) - 20 SpeciesHide beetles
Trogossitidae (Latreille, 1802) - 19 SpeciesBark gnawing beetles
Vesperidae (Mulsant, 1839) - 6 Species
Zopheridae (Solier, 1834) - 42 SpeciesIronclad beetles
112 Families with 18597 Species in Italy
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Taxonomy
ClassInsecta
Insects, True insects
SubclassPterygota
Winged insects
InfraclassNeoptera
Wing-folding insects
SuperorderHolometabola
Holometabolous Insects
OrderColeoptera
Beetles, Coleopterans
AuthorLinnaeus, 1758

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