Hydrophiloidea, known as water scavenger beetles, is a superfamily of beetles. Until recently it was only a single family, the water scavenger beetles (Hydrophilidae), but several of the subfamilies have been removed and raised to family rank.[1] The Histeroidea are closely related and sometimes considered part of a sensu lato Hydrophiloidea.[1]

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Various Central European Hydrophiloidea, their larvae, and anatomical details
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Infraorder: Staphyliniformia
Superfamily: Hydrophiloidea
Latreille, 1802

Several, see text

Families include:[1]


  1. ^ a b c Short, Andrew. 2007. Hydrophiloidea. Water scavenger beetles. in The Tree of Life Web Project. Accessed 17 December 2019.