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Genus Gyrinus

Gyrinus picipes Aube - Gyrinus picipes Gyrinus sayi Aube - Gyrinus sayi Water Beetle - Gyrinus Whirligig Beetle - Gyrinus Whirligig - Gyrinus wallisi - male Diving Beetle maybe ? - Gyrinus Whirligig Beetle - Gyrinus Unidentified aquatic beetle - Gyrinus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Adephaga (Ground and Water Beetles)
Family Gyrinidae (Whirligig Beetles)
Subfamily Gyrininae
Genus Gyrinus
Explanation of Names
Gyrinus Geoffroy 1762
Numbers
>40 spp. in our area (30 in Canada, 28 in Michigan), close to 200 total(1)(2)(3)(4)
Range
worldwide and throughout NA (more diverse in the north); most spp. in the northern hemisphere(1)(2)
Remarks
our only representative of the cosmopolitan tribe Gyrinini Latreille 1810 that contains 3 genera(2)
Works Cited
1.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.
2.Phylogeny and classification of whirligig beetles (Coleoptera: Gyrinidae): relaxed-clock model outperforms parsimony...
Miller K.B., Bergsten J. 2012. Systematic Entomology 37: 706–746.
3.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.
4.Bright E. (2002-2011) Aquatic Insects of Michigan