Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Fall Fund Drive

TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Subspecies Laccophilus maculosus maculosus

Predacious Diving Beetle - Laccophilus maculosus Water beetle - Laccophilus maculosus Water beetle - Laccophilus maculosus Laccophilus sp.? - Laccophilus maculosus another Laccophilus - Laccophilus maculosus dytiscid - Laccophilus maculosus In a man-made pond - Laccophilus maculosus 9019477 Laccophilus - Laccophilus maculosus
Classification
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 Laccophilinae
Genus Laccophilus
Species maculosus (Dingy Diver)
Subspecies maculosus (Laccophilus maculosus maculosus)
Size
4.7-5.8 mm (1)
Identification
Relatively small in size compared to L.m. decipiens; generally darker in dorsal colour pattern compared to L.m. decipiens- the pale elytral spots are more "highlighted" with black.
Range
The eastern subspecies- ranges east of the Great Plains (1); western limits are in Manitoba (where it intergrades with L.m. decipiens) (1) south to Texas (where it co-occurs with L.m. shermani and L.m. decipiens) (1).