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Species Thermonectus basillaris

beetle - Thermonectus basillaris - male Thermonectus basillaris (Harris) - Thermonectus basillaris - male Thermonectus basillaris Predaceous Diving Beetle - Thermonectus basillaris - female Thermonectus basillaris (Harris) - Thermonectus basillaris Diving Beetle - Thermonectus basillaris - male 1001C30 - Thermonectus basillaris 1001C36 - Thermonectus basillaris
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Adephaga (Ground and Water Beetles)
Family Dytiscidae (Predaceous Diving Beetles)
Subfamily Dytiscinae
Tribe Aciliini
Genus Thermonectus
Species basillaris (Thermonectus basillaris)
Explanation of Names
Thermonectus basillaris (Harris 1829)
8.1-10.7 mm(1)
e NA (ON-WI to FL-TX) to S. America; W. Indies(2)(1)
Lentic and use temporary to permanent ponds(3)
among the most commonly coll'ed beetles (at UV lights) at Laguna Atascosa NWR, Cameron Co., TX(4)
Works Cited
1.Predaceous Diving Beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) of the Nearctic Region, with emphasis on the fauna of Canada and Alaska
D.J. Larson, Y. Alarie, and R.E. Roughley. 2001. NRC 43253.
2. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.
3.American Beetles, Volume I: Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adephaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia
Arnett, R.H., Jr., and M. C. Thomas. (eds.). 2000. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
4.Beetle biodiversity response to vegetation restoration of mid-valley riparian woodland in the LRGV of southern Texas.
King, J.E. 2015. Unpublished master's thesis, Texas A&M University, College Station. viii + 218 pp. .