Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Laccophilus maculosus (Say)
Orig. Comb: Laccophilus maculosus Say 1823
Relatively large compared to other members of the genus; overall brownish in colour with elytra irrorate (freckled); the density of freckling varied, with the greatest around pale spots located along lateral, basal, and sutural margins.
: CA-GA-ME-WA (apparently absent from OK, AR, LA, MS, FL) / common across so. Can. / n. Mex. (1)
L. m. maculosus east of the Great Plains;
L. m. decipiens Great Plains and west;
L. m. shermani AZ-TX / Mex.
The ranges of L.m. decipiens and L.m. maculosus do overlap in their eastern and western limits of their distributions respectively and intergradation of these 2 subspecies does occur.
Permanent ponds and pools (1)
mostly: Apr-Sept (BG data)
Size: 3.6-4.6 mm - Range: NM-FL-NH-WY / Ont. (3 spmns) / Mex.
Laccophilus proximus Say
Det. Tim Loh, 2011