Ascetoderes sp., photographed by S. E. Thorpe.
Belongs within: Coleoptera.
Contains: Coccinellidae, Endomychidae, Corylophidae, Latridiidae, Cerylonidae.

The Coccinelloidea are a diverse clade of beetles supported by molecular phylogenetic analyses (McKenna et al. 2015).

<==Coccinelloidea [Tridigitati] MW15
|–+–+–Coccinellidae MW15
|  |  `–+–Endomychidae MW15
|  |     `–Akalyptoischion [Akalyptoischiidae] MW15
|  |          `–A. atrichos Andrews 1976 B14
|  `–+–Sphaerosoma [Alexiidae] MW15
|     |    `–S. carpathicum (Reitter 1883) B14
|     `–+–Corylophidae MW15
|        `–+–Merophysiidae [Holoparamecinae, Merophysiinae] RD77
|           |    |–Holoparamecus depressus MW15, LB91
|           |    `–Merophysia RD77
|           `–Anamorphinae MW15
|                |–Bystus MW15
|                `–Micropsephodes lundgreni Leschen & Carlton 2000 B14
`–+–Latridiidae MW15
`–+–Murmidius [Murmidiinae] MW15
|    `–M. ovalis LB91
`–+–+–Cerylonidae MW15
|  `–Discolomatidae [Notiophygidae] MW15
|       |–Parmaschema basilewskyi John 1955 B14
|       |–Aphanocephalus bimaculatus LB91
|       `–Fallia MW15
`–Bothrideridae MW15
|–Anommatus [Anommatinae] LB91
|    `–A. duodecimstriatus LB91
`–Bothriderinae B14
|–Bothrideres taeniatus B70
|–Pseudobothrideres conradsi Pope 1959 B14
|–Ascetoderes aequinus LB91
|–Deretaphrus LB91
`–Dastarcus confinis LB91, M86

*Type species of generic name indicated


[B14] Bouchard, P. (ed.) 2014. The Book of Beetles: A lifesize guide to six hundred of nature’s gems. Ivy Press: Lewes (United Kingdom).

[B70] Britton, E. B. 1970. Coleoptera (beetles). In: CSIRO. The Insects of Australia: A textbook for students and research workers pp. 495–621. Melbourne University Press.

[LB91] Lawrence, J. F., & E. B. Britton. 1991. Coleoptera (beetles). In: CSIRO. The Insects of Australia: A textbook for students and research workers 2nd ed. vol. 2 pp. 543–683. Melbourne University Press: Carlton (Victoria).

[M86] Macleay, W. 1886. The insects of the Fly River, New Guinea, “Coleoptera”. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, series 2, 1 (1): 136–157.

[MW15] McKenna, D. D., A. L. Wild, K. Kanda, C. L. Bellamy, R. G. Beutel, M. S. Caterino, C. W. Farnum, D. C. Hawks, M. A. Ivie, M. L. Jameson, R. A. B. Leschen, A. E. Marvaldi, J. V. McHugh, A. F. Newton, J. A. Robertson, M. K. Thayer, M. F. Whiting, J. F. Lawrence, A. Ślipiński, D. R. Maddison & B. D. Farrell. 2015. The beetle tree of life reveals that Coleoptera survived end-Permian mass extinction to diversify during the Cretaceous terrestrial revolution. Systematic Entomology 40 (4): 835–880.

[RD77] Richards, O. W., & R. G. Davies. 1977. Imms’ General Textbook of Entomology 10th ed. vol. 2. Classification and Biology. Chapman and Hall: London.

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