Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
A Preliminary Checklist of the Flat Bark Beetles of the World
(Cucujidae (s. str.), Laemophloeidae, Passandridae, Silvanidae)
by Michael C. Thomas
This is a working list of the valid names in the four cucujoid families known collectively as flat bark beetles. The most recent catalog of these groups (Hetschko 1930) was published as part of Junk's Coleopterorum Catalogus. Since then, and especially since the mid 1950s, there have been so many changes in the taxonomy of these beetles that a new catalog is badly needed. This list is a first step towards that goal. I thank D.G.H. Halstead for reviewing this checklist and correcting my many mistakes.
For addistions, comments, corrections, etc., please contact
Collections Manager and Curator of Orthoptera, Molllusca, and Coleoptera
Dr. Paul E. Skelley
(352) 372-3505 ext. 424
Note: The species listed under "?Laemophloeus" were described in that genus (as were most laemophloeids) but have not been examined by modern workers and cannot be assigned to genera at this time. Laemophloeus (s. str.) is restricted to the Palaearctic, Nearctic, and Neotropical regions. Paraphloeus has been synonymized withNarthecius, leaving one species unassigned; it is listed here under "Paraphloeus". A few combinations (especially in Charaphloeus and Phloeolaemus) are unpublished. It is not my intention that posting this on the Web should constitute publication, and the new Code apparently does not recognize electronic publication.
A Preliminary Checklist of the Flat Bark Beetles of the World. (Family Cucujidae (s. str.)
A Preliminary Checklist of the Flat Bark Beetles of the World. (Family Laemophloeidae)
A Preliminary Checklist of the Flat Bark Beetles of the World (Family Passandridae)
A Preliminary Checklist of the Flat Bark Beetles of the World (Family Silvanidae)