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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Genus Liodessus

Tiny water beetle - Liodessus Water beetle (4) - Liodessus crotchi Liodessus obscurellus (LeConte) - Liodessus obscurellus Liodessus Water Beetle  - Liodessus Water Beetle  - Liodessus Dytiscidae - Liodessus tiny diver - Liodessus
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 Bidessini
Genus Liodessus
Explanation of Names
Liodessus Guignot 1939
9 spp. in our area(1)
1.5-2.3 mm (2)
Works Cited
1.Revision of the Nearctic Liodessus affinis (Say 1823) species group (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae, Hydroporinae, Bidessini).
Miller, K.B. 1998. Entomologica Scandinavica 29(3): 281-314. 1998. Entomologica Scandinavica.
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.