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Genus Hydrochus

Water Scavenger Beetle - Hydrochus Small beetle - Hydrochus pseudosquamifer Small beetle - Hydrochus pseudosquamifer Hydrochus beetle - Hydrochus - female Hydrochus - female Hydrochus ? - Hydrochus Hydrochus squamifer - male
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 Hydrochinae
Genus Hydrochus
Explanation of Names
Hydrochus Leach 1817
Numbers
26 spp. in our area, ~170 worldwide(1)
Identification
genus easily recognizable, but species hard to separate without dissection(1)
Range
worldwide
Print References
Hellman, J.L. 1975. A taxonomic revision of the genus Hydrochus of North America, Central America and West Indies. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Maryland. 420 pp.
Works Cited
1.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.