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Species Tropisternus collaris

201009 - Tropisternus collaris Water Scavenger Beetle - Tropisternus collaris Black beetle with Gold Stripes - Tropisternus collaris Beetle with dark green stripes on a translucent shell - Tropisternus collaris Diving beetle - Tropisternus collaris Tropisternus? - Tropisternus collaris Unknown beetle - Tropisternus collaris Beetle - Tropisternus collaris
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 Hydrophiloidea (Water Scavenger and Clown Beetles)
Family Hydrophilidae (Water Scavenger Beetles)
Subfamily Hydrophilinae
Tribe Hydrophilini
Genus Tropisternus
Species collaris (Tropisternus collaris)
Other Common Names
Collared Water Scavenger Beetle
Explanation of Names
Tropisternus collaris (Fabricius 1775)
a number of described sspp., including T. c. mexicanus, T. c. striolatus(1)
8-9 mm
e. US to AZ (NY-FL to KS-AZ) to S. America(1)
Print References
Harp G.L., Neasbitt W.H. (1992) A synopsis of the genus Tropisternus (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae) in Arkansas. Proc. Arkansas Acad. Sci. 46: 101-102. Full text
Spangler P.J. (1960) A revision of the genus Tropisternus (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae) Unpubl. PhD thesis. University of Missouri, Columbia. 365 pp
Works Cited
1.World Catalogue of Insects, Vol. 2: Hydrophiloidea (Coleoptera).
Hansen, M. 1999. Apollo Books, Stenstrup, Denmark. 416 pp.