Explanation of Names
Celina hubbelli Young 1979
C. hubbelli is the only species of Celina in Canada
Adult: body elongate, reddish-yellow to reddish-brown with basal one-fourth of elytra and pronotum paler. Pronotum with punctures large laterally, fine but evident on disc. Elytra coarsely irregularly punctate, each puncture with short hair; in lateral view lateral margin sinuate. Apex of elytra and abdomen spinulose.(1)
shallow pools and ponds with cattails (Typha spp.)
Individuals may use the spines at the apex of the elytra and abdomen to pierce cattails and obtain oxygen without swimming to the surface (Hilsenhoff 1994)
Hilsenhoff W.L. (1994) Dytiscidae and Noteridae of Wisconsin (Coleoptera). V. Distribution, habitat, life cycle, and identification of Hydroporinae, except Hydroporus Clairville sensu lato. Great Lakes Entomologist 26:275-295.