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Hydrophiloidea

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Hydrophiloidea 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.

The present list of recognized families is thus:

The Histeroidea seem to be very closely related[clarification needed] and may be part of an extended Hydrophiloidea clade; some researchers[who?] have proposed merging the two superfamilies into one.

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Hydrophiloidea: Brief Summary

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Hydrophiloidea 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.

The present list of recognized families is thus:

Epimetopidae Georissidae (= Georyssidae) Helophoridae Hydrochidae Hydrophilidae Spercheidae (= Sphaeridiidae)

The Histeroidea seem to be very closely related[clarification needed] and may be part of an extended Hydrophiloidea clade; some researchers[who?] have proposed merging the two superfamilies into one.

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