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Suborder Adephaga - Ground and Water Beetles

Sphaeroderus lecontei - Sphaeroderus stenostomus Diver #2 - Ilybius biguttulus Cicindela scutellaris - male Small ground beetle Dicaelus dilatatus Cicindela sexguttata - Six-spotted Tiger Beetle - Cicindela sexguttata - male - female 923C36 - Loxandrus Stenolophus lineola
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Adephaga (Ground and Water Beetles)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
informal names Geadephaga and Hydradephaga are used to refer to the land-living (Trachypachidae, Carabidae, Rhysodidae) and aquatic families of this suborder, respectively
Numbers
11 extant families worldwide, 8 in our area(1)(2)
Print References
nearctic Carabidae, Rhysodidae, and Trachypachidae are catalogued in(3)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta)
Bouchard P. et al. 2011. ZooKeys 88: 1–972.
2.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.
3.Catalogue of the Geadephaga (Coleoptera: Trachypachidae, Rhysodidae, Carabidae including Cicindelini) of America north of Mexico
Y. Bousquet and A. Larochelle. 1993. Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada, 125: 1-397.