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The Glaresidae is a small family composed by a genus only, Glaresis Erichson, 1848, of about 50 species (2.5 to 6.0 mm long) inhabiting all the continents except Australia. The family is presumed to be the most primitive living scarabaeoid group. The biology of the species is unknown and adults are often collected at light in dry and sandy areas.

In the Palearctic region 24 species occur, but only one has been recorded from the Levant.

Genus Glaresis Erichson, 1848

Glaresis handlirschi Reitter, 1892 - Egypt Sinai, Israel/Palestine