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Genus Ochthebius

Ochthebius - Ochthebius lineatus Ochthebius Ochthebius Ochthebius Hydreaninae? - Ochthebius Ochthebius species - Ochthebius Beetle, dorsal pronotum - Ochthebius puncticollis Beetle, dorsal pronotum detail - Ochthebius puncticollis
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