Issue 18428

Reitteria, wrong family placement!

Reporter: feedback bot
Type: Feedback
Summary: Reitteria, wrong family placement!
Resolution: WontFix
Status: Closed
Created: 2016-04-22 02:01:40.08
Updated: 2016-04-23 10:43:03.933
Resolved: 2016-04-22 17:43:05.952

Belongs to family Endomychidae (=Merophysiidae, sometimes considered a calid family), not Latridiidae! It was never placed in Latridiidae, so this is a mistake, not an outdated placement.]]>

Created: 2016-04-22 11:29:27.82
Updated: 2016-04-22 11:29:27.82
it is in the family  Curculionidae according to the Catalogue of Life in the new backbone:


Is that good?

Author: rdmpage
Created: 2016-04-22 16:50:09.66
Updated: 2016-04-22 16:50:09.66
Never say never ;) Based on a search in BioNames there's at least one paper that placed it in Latridiidae (as, indeed, does ION):

Reitter, E. (1875). Revision der europäischen Lathridiidae. Stettiner Entomologische Zeitung, 36, 297-340. Retrieved from


Author: rdmpage
Comment: This is not to say that it isn't currently placed somewhere else, evidence for that (e.g., a publication) would be helpful.
Created: 2016-04-22 17:46:16.74
Updated: 2016-04-22 17:46:16.74

Author: rdmpage
Created: 2016-04-23 10:43:03.933
Updated: 2016-04-23 10:43:03.933
This paper has the genus _Reitteria_ in the family Endomychidae:

Shockley, F.W., K.W. Tomaszewska and J.V. McHugh. 2009. An annotated checklist of the handsome fungus beetles of the world (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea: Endomychidae). Zootaxa 1999: 1-113