Polyphaga

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Polyphaga

[pə′lif·ə·gə]
(invertebrate zoology)
A suborder of the order Coleoptera; members are distinguished by not having the hind coxae fused to the metasternum and by lacking notopleural sutures.
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The earliest known polyphagan fossils are from the early Triassic (Grimaldi and Engel, 2005).
Family by family, volume 2 covers the remaining polyphagan taxa (apart from Phytophaga) and recently described groups not included in the first volume.