Adephaga

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Adephaga

[ə′def·ə·gə]
(invertebrate zoology)
A suborder of insects in the order Coleoptera characterized by fused hind coxae that are immovable.
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2009) used 18S and 28S DNA sequences and data from the nuclear protein-coding gene WG to reconstruct the phylogeny of Adephagan beetles.
Analysis under BI recovered the single adephagan (Cicindela) in a position sister to Polyphaga.
Monophyly of terrestrial adephagan beetles as indicated by three nuclear genes (Coleoptera: Carabidae and Trachypachidae).