Families of Coleoptera in Michigan

The 25,000 or so species of Coleoptera so far described in North America (north of Mexico) are currently assigned to 139 families.  The Coleoptera of Michigan represent 114 families in 3 suborders. Below is an alphabetical listing of the 114 families that occur in Michigan. The footnotes summarize some of the information given in the “Taxonomic Notes” tab. Once active, clicking on a family name will open a new page that will list all species reported to occur in Michigan, including valid species that are well-documented to occur in Michigan, those that may occur and still need verification, and those that we consider erroneous. In each list, note that species with fully accepted records are “unmarked,” while those that require further verification are preceded by either a single or double question mark (? or ??). In addition, for your convenience, following the initial list of 114 families is a phylogenetic arrangement of all 139 families of Coleoptera found in North America (north of Mexico) based on BugGuide.

Alphabetical list of 114 families that occur in Michigan

Aderidae

Agyrtidae

Anamorphidae 1

Anthicidae

Anthribidae

Artematopodidae

Attelabidae

Biphyllidae

Boridae

Bostrichidae

Bothrideridae

Brachyceridae

Brentidae 2

Buprestidae

Byrrhidae

Byturidae

Callirhipidae

Cantharidae

Carabidae 3

Cerambycidae 4

Cerylonidae 5

Chrysomelidae 6

Ciidae

Clambidae

Cleridae

Coccinellidae

Corylophidae

Cryptophagidae

Cucujidae 7

Cupedidae

Curculionidae 8

Cybocephalidae 9

Dermestidae

Derodontidae

Disteniidae 10

Dryopidae

Dytiscidae

Elateridae

Elmidae

Endecatomidae

Endomychidae 11

Erotylidae 12

Eucinetidae

Eucnemidae

Euxestidae 13

Geotrupidae

Glaresidae

Gyrinidae

Haliplidae

Heteroceridae

Histeridae

Hybosoridae 14

Hydraenidae

Hydrophilidae

Hydroscaphidae

Ischaliidae

Kateretidae 15

Laemophloeidae

Lampyridae

Latridiidae

Leiodidae

Limnichidae

Lucanidae

Lutrochidae

Lycidae

Lymexylidae

Megalopodidae

Melandryidae

Meloidae

Melyridae

Micromalthidae

Monotomidae

Mordellidae

Murmidiidae 16

Mycetaeidae

Mycetophagidae

Mycteridae 17

Nemonychidae 18

Nitidulidae

Nosodendridae

Noteridae

Ochodaeidae

Oedemeridae

Orsodacnidae

Passalidae

Passandridae

Phalacridae

Phengodidae

Psephenidae

Ptiliidae 19

Ptilodactylidae

Ptinidae

Pyrochroidae

Pythidae

Rhipiceridae

Rhysodidae 20

Ripiphoridae

Salpingidae

Scarabaeidae

Scirtidae

Scraptiidae

Silphidae

Silvanidae

Sphindidae

Staphylinidae 21

Stenotrachelidae

Synchroidae

Tenebrionidae

Tetratomidae

Thanerocleridae

Throscidae

Trogidae

Trogossitidae

Zopheridae 22

1 Anamorphidae was formerly a subfamily within Endomychidae.

2 Brentidae including former Ithyceridae and Apioninae.

3 Carabidae now has Rhysodidae treated as a distinct family.

4 Cerambycidae now has Disteniidae treated as a distinct family.

5 Cerylonidae now has Euxestidae and Murmidiidae treated as distinct families.

6 Chrysomelidae including former Bruchidae.

7 Cucujidae now has the cerylonid clade moved to Coccinelloidea with further splitting.

8 Curculionidae including former Scolytidae, but with Apioninae moved to Brentidae.

9 Cybocephalidae resurrected from Nitudulidae.

10 Disteniidae formerly in Cerambycidae.

11 Endomychidae now has Mycetaeidae treated as a distinct family.

12 Erotylidae including former Languriidae.

13 Euxestidae was formerly a subfamily within Cerylonidae.

14 Hybosoridae including former Ceratocanthidae.

15 Kateretidae including former Brachypteridae.

16 Murmidiidae was formerly a subfamily within Cerylonidae.

17 Mycetaeidae was formerly a subfamily within Endomychidae.

18 Nemonychidae including those treated by some as Cimberidae.

19 Ptiliidae including former Anobiidae.

20 Rhysodidae at times treated within Carabidae.

21 Staphylinidae including former Scydmaenidae.

22 Zopheridae including former Colydiidae.

Phylogenetic arrangement of all 139 families of Coleoptera
found in America north of Mexico (arrangement follows BugGuide)

SUBORDER ARCHOSTEMATA: Cupedidae, Micromalthidae

SUBORDER MYXOPHAGA

SUBORDER ADEPHAGA: Gyrinidae, Trachypachidae, Rhysodidae, Carabidae, Haliplidae, Noteridae, Amphizoidae, Dytiscidae

SUBORDER POLYPHAGA

Series STAPHYLINIFORMIA

Series SCARABAEIFORMIA

Series ELATERIFORMIA

Series DERODONTIFORMIA

Series BOSTRICHIFORMIA

Series CUCUJIFORMIA