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Distribution path and Subregions of Southern Africa (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Africa - Southern Africa
Subregions: Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Republic South Africa (Cape, Free State, Gauteng, Kwazulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Transvaal), Swaziland
Taxonomy for Coleoptera (Beetles) in Southern Africa
Class
Southern Africa
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 657 families, 10005 genera, 43659 species
Tree
Subclass
Southern Africa
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 652 families, 9953 genera, 43495 species
Tree
Infraclass
Southern Africa
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 622 families, 9771 genera, 42834 species
Tree
Superorder
Southern Africa
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 388 families, 7891 genera, 37772 species
Tree
Order
Southern Africa
Coleoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Beetles) - Systematics
 92 families, 2165 genera, 10095 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
Southern Africa
    Adephaga (Schellenberg, 1806) (Adephagans)
     6 families, 364 genera, 2360 species
Suborder
Southern Africa
    Archostemata (Kolbe, 1908) (Ommatids)
     1 family, 4 genera, 4 species
Suborder
Southern Africa
    Myxophaga (Crowson, 1955) (Microsporids)
     3 families, 5 genera, 7 species
Suborder
Southern Africa
    Polyphaga (Emery, 1886) (Polyphags)
     78 families, 1785 genera, 7714 species
Suborder
Southern Africa
    Protocoleoptera (Tillyard, 1924)
     4 families, 7 genera, 10 species

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Family overview for Coleoptera (Beetles) in Southern Africa
Ademosynidae (Ponomarenko, 1968) - 3 Species
Aderidae (Winkler, 1927) - 20 SpeciesAnt-like leaf beetles
Anthicidae (Latreille, 1819) - 148 SpeciesAnt-like flower beetles
Anthribidae (Billberg, 1820) - 28 SpeciesFungus weevils
Aphodiidae (Leach, 1815) - 414 Species
Aspidytidae (Ribera, Beutel, Balke & Vogler, 2002) - 1 SpeciesCliff water beetles
Attelabidae (Billberg, 1820) - 74 SpeciesLeaf-rolling weevils
Biphyllidae (Leconte, 1861) - 4 SpeciesFalse skin beetles
Boganiidae (Sen Gupta & Crowson, 1966) - 8 Species
Bostrichidae (Latreille, 1802) - 56 SpeciesFalse powderpost beetles
Bothrideridae (Erichson, 1845) - 7 SpeciesDry bark beetles
Brachyceridae (Billberg, 1820) - 505 SpeciesOobese weevils
Brentidae (Billberg, 1820) - 65 SpeciesStraight snout weevils
Buprestidae (Leach, 1815) - 72 SpeciesJewel beetles
Byrrhidae (Latreille, 1804) - 1 SpeciesPill beetles
Cantharidae (Imhoff, 1856) - 8 SpeciesLeatherwings
Carabidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2103 SpeciesGround beetles and Tiger beetles
Cerambycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 980 SpeciesLonghorn beetles
Cerylonidae (Billberg, 1820) - 2 SpeciesMinute bark beetles
Chrysomelidae (Latreille, 1802) - 205 SpeciesLeaf beetles
Ciidae (Leach In Samouelle, 1819) - 9 SpeciesMinute tree-fungus beetles
Clambidae (Fischer, 1821) - 9 SpeciesFringe-winged beetles
Cleridae (Latreille, 1802) - 10 SpeciesCheckered beetles
Coccinellidae (Latreille, 1807) - 24 SpeciesLady cows
Cryptophagidae (Kirby, 1937) - 2 SpeciesSilken fungus beetles
Cucujidae (Latreille, 1802) - 20 SpeciesFlat bark beetles
Cupedidae (Laporte, 1836) - 4 SpeciesReticulated beetles
Curculionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 767 SpeciesTrue weevils
Dermestidae (Hope, 1840) - 87 SpeciesSkin beetles
Discolomatidae (Horn, 1878) - 177 Species
Dryopidae (Billberg, 1820) - 22 SpeciesLong-toed water beetles
Dytiscidae (Leach, 1815) - 179 SpeciesWater tigers
Elateridae (Leach, 1815) - 185 SpeciesSkipjacks
Elmidae (Curtis, 1830) - 84 SpeciesRiffle beetles
Endomychidae (Leach, 1815) - 17 SpeciesHandsome fungus beetles
Erotylidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesPleasing fungus beetles
Geotrupidae (Latreille, 1802) - 43 SpeciesDor beetles
Glaresidae (Kolbe, 1905) - 11 SpeciesEnigmatic scarab beetles
Gyrinidae (Latreille, 1802) - 61 SpeciesWhirligig beetles
Haliplidae (Aubé, 1836) - 7 SpeciesHaliplids
Heteroceridae (Macleay, 1825) - 8 SpeciesVariegated mud-loving beetles
Histeridae (Gyllenhal, 1808) - 111 SpeciesClown beetles
Hybosoridae (Erichson, 1847) - 24 SpeciesScavenger scarab beetles
Hydraenidae (Mulsant, 1844) - 63 SpeciesMinute moss beetles
Hydrophilidae (Latreille, 1802) - 30 SpeciesWater scavenger beetles
Lampyridae (Latreille, 1817) - 4 SpeciesFirefly Beetles
Latridiidae (Erichson, 1842) - 4 SpeciesMinute brown scavenger beetles
Limnichidae (Erichson, 1846) - 2 SpeciesMinute mud beetles
Lucanidae (Latreille, 1804) - 45 SpeciesStag beetles
Lycidae (Laporte, 1836) - 12 SpeciesNet-winged beetles
Lymexylidae (Fleming, 1821) - 2 SpeciesShip-timber beetles
Megalopodidae (Latreille, 1802) - 6 SpeciesMegalopodid Leaf Beetles
Meloidae (Gyllenhal, 1810) - 218 SpeciesBlister beetles
Melolonthidae (Leach, 1817) - 1115 SpeciesChafers
Monotomidae (Laporte, 1840) - 4 SpeciesRoot-eating beetles
Mordellidae (Latreille, 1802) - 111 SpeciesPintail beetles
Mycteridae (Blanchard, 1845) - 9 SpeciesPalm beetles and flower beetles
Nitidulidae (Latreille, 1802) - 21 SpeciesSap beetles
Nosodendridae (Erichson, 1846) - 1 SpeciesWounded-tree beetles
Noteridae (C. G. Thomson, 1860) - 9 SpeciesBurrowing water beetles
Ochodaeidae (Mulsant & Rey, 1870) - 14 SpeciesSand-loving scarab beetles
Oedemeridae (Latreille, 1810) - 15 SpeciesFalse blister beetles
Oxycorynidae (Schoenherr, 1840) - 3 SpeciesOxycorynid weevils
Passalidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesBetsy beetles
Passandridae (Erichson, 1845) -> Passandrinae - 1 SpeciesParasitic flat bark beetles
Permocupedidae (Martynov, 1933) - 2 Species
Permosynidae (Tillyard, 1924) - 3 Species
Prostomidae (C. G. Thomson, 1859) - 1 SpeciesJugular-horned beetles
Psephenidae (Lacordaire, 1854) - 3 SpeciesWater-penny beetles
Ptiliidae (Heer, 1843) - 1 SpeciesFeatherwing beetles
Ptilodactylidae (Laporte, 1836) - 4 SpeciesPtilodactylid beetles
Ptinidae (Latreille, 1802) - 33 SpeciesSpider beetles
Rhipiceridae (Latreille, 1834) - 16 SpeciesCicada beetle
Rhombocoleidae (Rohdendorf, 1961) - 1 Species
Rhynchitidae (Gistel, 1848) - 40 SpeciesTooth-nosed snout weevils
Rutelidae (Macleay, 1819) - 96 Species
Salpingidae (Leach, 1815) - 9 SpeciesNarrow-waisted bark beetles
Scarabaeidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1225 SpeciesScarabs
Scraptiidae (Mulsant, 1856) - 15 SpeciesFalse flower beetles
Scydmaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 7 SpeciesScydmaenines
Silphidae (Latreille, 1807) - 2 SpeciesCarrion beetles
Silvanidae (Kirby, 1837) - 15 SpeciesSilvanid flat bark beetles
Sphaeriusidae (Erichson, 1845) - 2 SpeciesMinute Bog Beetles
Sphindidae (Jacquelin Du Val, 1860) - 1 SpeciesDry-fungus beetles
Staphylinidae (Lameere, 1900) - 137 SpeciesRove beetles
Taldycupedidae (Rohdendorf, 1961) - 2 Species
Tenebrionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 82 SpeciesDarkling beetles
Throscidae (Laporte, 1840) - 2 SpeciesFalse metallic wood-boring beetles
Torridincolidae (Steffan, 1964) - 4 Species
Trogidae (Macleay, 1819) - 106 SpeciesHide beetles
Trogossitidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesBark gnawing beetles
Vesperidae (Mulsant, 1839) - 1 Species
Zopheridae (Solier, 1834) - 31 SpeciesIronclad beetles
93 Families with 10102 Species in Southern Africa
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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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