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Species Liodessus affinis

Liodessus affinis Tiny Diving Beetle - Liodessus affinis Predacious Diving Beetle - Liodessus affinis Liodessus affinis Small Dytiscidae - Liodessus affinis
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
Species affinis (Liodessus affinis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Orig. Comb: Hydroporus affinis Say 1823
noviaffinis Miller, 1998 [replaces affinis (Say, 1823) in SE US] (1)
Explanation of Names
affinis - Latin for allied, related (2)
1.7-2.1 mm (3)
Northeastern N. Amer. (IL-VA-NF-MN) (3)
CA, AK-NF, FL / Cuba, Bahamas / Mex to S. Amer (4) (incl. var. members of the L. affinis complex)
Coll. in a wide variety of habitats (3)
Neotype Locality: PA (designated by Miller, 1998)
Print References
Miller, K.B. 1998. Revision of the Nearctic Liodessus affinis (Say 1823) species group (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae, Hydroporinae, Bidessini). Entomologica Scandinavica. 29: 281-314.
Works Cited
1.Checklist of the Water Beetles of Florida.
Epler, J.H. 2010. Self-published on the Web.
2.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
3.Predaceous Diving Beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) of the Nearctic Region, with emphasis on the fauna of Canada and Alaska
D.J. Larson, Y. Alarie, and R.E. Roughley. 2001. NRC 43253.
4. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.