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Genus Ochthebius

Hydraenid - Ochthebius Ochthebius - Ochthebius lineatus Ochthebius lineatus LeConte - Ochthebius lineatus Ochthebius puncticollis LeConte - Ochthebius puncticollis Tiny Beetle - Ochthebius Hydreaninae? - Ochthebius Ochthebius? - Ochthebius Small beetle - Ochthebius
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Staphyliniformia)
Superfamily Staphylinoidea (Rove, Carrion and Fungus Beetles)
Family Hydraenidae (Minute Moss Beetles)
Subfamily Ochthebiinae
Genus Ochthebius
Explanation of Names
Ochthebius Leach 1815
43 spp. in 2 subgenera in our area(1), ~350 spp. in 4 subgenera (incl. Enicocerus) total(2)
1.5-2.5 mm
may be recognized by the sculptured pronotum. At least, a median groove, plus a lateral pit, is found - but more may occur. In case the impressions are touching, they do so transversally.
worldwide, incl. most of NA, except Appalachian Mts(1)(2)
wet mud and standing waters of small size, some species specialized upon wave-spray pools with hypersaline conditions