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Genus Desmopachria

Desmopachria convexa Desmopachria convexa Dytiscidae: Desmopachria convexa - Desmopachria convexa Desmopachria mexicana Sharp - Desmopachria mexicana Desmopachria dispersa (Crotch)   - Desmopachria dispersa Desmopachria portmanni (Clark) - Desmopachria portmanni Water Beetle - Desmopachria Water Beetle - Desmopachria convexa
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 Hydroporinae
Tribe Hyphydrini
Genus Desmopachria
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
subgenus Portmannia revised in(1)
Explanation of Names
Desmopachria Babington 1841
Numbers
A large genus; 13 spp. in our area(2)
Size
1-3 mm(2)
Identification
Adults:
very small, broadly oval and convex profile
labial palps bifid (notched) apically
posterolateral angle of the pronotum acute
prosternal process sharply pointed
Range
New World, especially in the tropics; in our area most diverse in so. US; D. convexa across n. US and Canada(2)
Habitat
Densely vegetated areas of ponds, bogs, etc.(2)