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Species Enochrus ochraceus

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Staphyliniformia)
Superfamily Hydrophiloidea (Water Scavenger and Clown Beetles)
Family Hydrophilidae (Water Scavenger Beetles)
Subfamily Hydrophilinae
Tribe Hydrophilini
Genus Enochrus
Species ochraceus (Enochrus ochraceus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Enochrus ochraceus (Melsheimer)
Orig. Comb: Philhydrus ochraceus Melsheimer 1846
Size
Length 2.5-3.5 mm (rarely < 2.9 mm) (1)
Identification
Low, rounded mesosternal crest; quite variable in coloration. (1)
Range
CA-FL-ME-WA, MB / W. Indies / Mex. to C. Amer. (2)
Remarks
Noted as "one of the most common and abundant water beetles in Florida." (1)
Works Cited
1.The Water Beetles of Florida
Epler J.H. 2010. Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Tallahassee. 414 pp.
2. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.