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Cucujiformia
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Gonipterus gibberus on Casuarina sp
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Infraorder: Cucujiformia
Lameere, 1938
Superfamilies
  • Chrysomeloidea
  • Cleroidea
  • Coccinelloidea
  • Cucujoidea
  • Curculionoidea
  • Lymexyloidea
  • Tenebrionoidea

The Cucujiformia is an infraorder of polyphagan beetles. It includes most plant-eating beetles.

It has six superfamilies:

  • Chrysomeloidea ~7 families including longhorn beetles & leaf beetles
  • Cleroidea checkered beetles, bark-gnawing beetles and Melyridae, the soft-winged flower beetles
  • Cucujoidea 32 families including ladybirds and fungus beetles
  • Curculionoidea ~8 families mostly weevils; also snout beetles and bark beetles
  • Lymexylidae (ship-timber beetles)
  • Tenebrionoidea (formerly "Heteromera") 30 families including blister beetles and ant-like beetles
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