Kateretidae

Brachypterus urticae, copyright Udo Schmidt.

Belongs within: Nitidulidae.

The Kateretidae are a group of plant-feeding beetles found in temperate and subtropical regions of the world (Bouchard 2014).

<==Kateretidae [Cateretidae, Cateretinae, Brachypteridae, Kateretinae]B14
    |--Brachyleptus quadratus (Sturm 1844)B14
    |--Brachypterolus Grouvell 1913 [incl. Heteromus DuVal 1858 non Bigot 1857]H02
    |--Amartus LeConte 1861H02
    |--AnamartusB14
    |--Anthonaeus Horn 1879H02
    |    `--A. agavensis (Crotch 1874)H02
    |--Boreades Parson 1943 [incl. Cercometes Leng 1920 non Reitter 1875]H02
    |    `--B. abdominalis (Erichson 1843)H02
    |--Heterhelus DuVal 1858H02
    |    |--H. sericans (LeConte 1869)H02
    |    `--H. solaniC01
    |--Brachypterus Kugelann 1794 (see below for synonymy)H02
    |    |--B. fulvipesC01
    |    |--B. gravidusC01
    |    |--B. pubescens Schüppel 1847E12
    |    |--B. sibiricus Csiki 1901C01
    |    `--B. urticaeC01
    `--Kateretes Herbst 1793 (see below for synonymy)H02
         |--‘Cercus’ barbarus Lucas 1846E12
         |--‘Cercus’ bicolor Lucas 1846E12
         |--‘Cercus’ melanopsR26
         |--‘Byturus’ pedicularius Linnaeus 1758L58 [=Dermestes pediculariusL02, Nitidula (*Cercus) pediculariusG20, L02]
         |--‘Cercus’ pulicariusR26
         |--‘Cercus’ rufilabrisR26
         |--K. scissus (Parsons 1943)H02
         `--‘Cercus’ urticaeR26

Brachypterus Kugelann 1794 [incl. Heterobrachium Wollaston 1864, Parabrachypterus Hisamatsu 1976, Virbius Des Gozis 1886]H02

Kateretes Herbst 1793 [=Cateretes Illiger 1798, Catheretes Gyllenhal 1808; incl. Anisocera Stephens 1832, Anomatocera Shuckard 1840, Cercus Latreille 1796, Pulion Des Gozis 1886]H02

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

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

[C01] Csiki, E. 1901. Bogarak [Coleopteren]. In: Horváth, G. (ed.) Zichy Jenő Gróf Harmadik Ázsiai Utazása [Dritte Asiatische Forschungsreise des Grafen Eugen Zichy] vol. 2. Zichy Jenő Gróf Harmadik Ázsiai Utazásának Állattani Eredményei [Zoologische Ergebnisse der Dritten Asiatischen Forschungsreise des Grafen Eugen Zichy] pp. 75–120. Victor Hornyánszky: Budapest, and Karl W. Hierseman: Leipzig.

[E12] Evenhuis, N. L. 2012. Publication and dating of the Exploration Scientifique de l’Algérie: Histoire Naturelle des Animaux Articulés (1846–1849) by Pierre Hippolyte Lucas. Zootaxa 3448: 1–61.

[G20] Goldfuss, G. A. 1820. Handbuch der Naturgeschichte vol. 3. Handbuch der Zoologie pt 1. Johann Leonhard Schrag: Nürnberg.

[H02] Habeck, D. H. 2002. Brachypteridae Erichson 1845. In: Arnett, R. H., Jr, M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley & J. H. Frank (eds) American Beetles vol. 2. Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea pp. 309–310. CRC Press.

[L02] Latreille, P. A. 1802. Histoire Naturelle, générale et particulière des crustacés et des insectes vol. 3. Familles naturelles des genres. F. Dufart: Paris.

[L58] Linnaeus, C. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis revised 10th ed. vol. 1. Laurentii Salvii: Holmiae.

[R26] Risso, A. 1826. Histoire naturelle des principales productions de l’Europe méridionale et particulièrement de celles des environs de Nice et des Alpes maritimes vol. 5. F.-G. Levrault: Paris.

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