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Buprestidae
sensu Chuck Bellamy (27.IX.2005)
today there 2767 species and 109 subspecies of *Agrilus*, but there are new descriptions coming soon...

Curculionidae
(contributed by Serban Proches`)
Well over 1000 species have been described in Otiorhynchus, but there are parthenogenetic lineages in there.

Scarabaeidae:
(by Tob Knell)
Onthophagus (Scarabaeidae) has something in excess of 2000 species, as recently mentioned in Emlen et al. (2005), Evolution 59: 1060-1084.



Here is a corrected list of the 20 genera of Staphyliniformia (still all in Staphylinoidea) having over 400 described and currently valid species:
(compiled by Margaret K. Thayer, Ph.D)

Family Subfamily Genus # spp.
Scydmaenidae Scydmaeninae Euconnus 2456
Staphylinidae Steninae Stenus 2083
Staphylinidae Aleocharinae Atheta 1592
Staphylinidae Staphylininae Philonthus 1229
Staphylinidae Aleocharinae Zyras 799
Staphylinidae Staphylininae Quedius 796
Leiodidae Leiodinae Agathidium 786
Scydmaenidae Scydmaeninae Scydmaenus 741
Staphylinidae Scaphidiinae Scaphisoma 583
Hydraenidae Hydraeninae Hydraena 572
Staphylinidae Aleocharinae Gyrophaena 563
Staphylinidae Aleocharinae Oxypoda 507
Staphylinidae Paederinae Paederus 479
Staphylinidae Oxytelinae Bledius 446
Staphylinidae Aleocharinae Aleochara 442
Staphylinidae Paederinae Astenus 437
Staphylinidae Paederinae Scopaeus 415
Staphylinidae Aleocharinae Leptusa 411
Staphylinidae Paederinae Lathrobium 405
Hydraenidae Ochthebiinae Ochthebius 402

Tenebrionidae:
(Vr.R. Bejsak-Colloredo-Mansfeld)
Zophosis (Tenebrionidae) 429 species (and 67 synonyms) in 32 subgenera

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