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Species Helophorus lineatus

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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 Helophorinae
Genus Helophorus
No Taxon (subgenus Rhopalohelophorus)
Species lineatus (Helophorus lineatus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Helophorus ventralis Motschulsky 1860, Helophorus obsoletesulcatus Motschulsky 1860
Explanation of Names
Helophorus lineatus Say 1823
3-4.5 mm(1)
Distinguished, in part, from other Helophorus by the short apical maxillary palpi and the distinctly indented lateral pronotal groove.(1)
e. NA (NB-ON-ND south to FL-TN-MO)(1)
temporary pools, flood debris(1)
Works Cited
1.Revision of the subfamily Helophorinae of the Nearctic region (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae)
Smetana, A. 1985. Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada 117: 3-154.