Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Used to be treated as part of the Nitidulidae
The name Kateretidae has been conserved over Brachypteridae
13 spp. in 6 genera in our area, ca. 100 spp. in 14 genera worldwide(1)
much of NA (poorly represented in the southeast)(2)
; for the Midwest, see(3)
larvae develop in seed capsules of various plants, adults feed on pollen and flower petals(2)
Cline A. (2006) Commentary on priority of the family group name Kateretidae Erichson (Cucujoidea). Coleopterists Bulletin 60(3): 271-272.