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 about 130 families. The Coleoptera of Michigan represent 118 families in 3 suborders. Below is an alphabetical listing of the 118 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 118 families is a phylogenetic arrangement of the about 130 families of Coleoptera found in North America (north of Mexico) based on BugGuide.
Last Update: 2023-04-29
Alphabetical list of 118 families that occur in Michigan
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 Ptinidae including former Anobiidae.
20 Rhysodidae at times treated within Carabidae.
21 Staphylinidae including former Scydmaenidae.
22 Zopheridae including former Colydiidae.
Phylogenetic arrangement of the about 130 families of Coleoptera
found in America north of Mexico (arrangement follows BugGuide)
SUBORDER ARCHOSTEMATA: Cupedidae, Micromalthidae
SUBORDER ADEPHAGA: Gyrinidae, Trachypachidae, Rhysodidae, Carabidae, Haliplidae, Noteridae, Amphizoidae, Dytiscidae