Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Upcoming Events

Information about the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Hydrophilidae - Hydrochara

Hydrophilidae - Hydrochara
John Redmond Reservoir, Coffey County, Kansas, USA
July 14, 2007
Size: 17mm
Maybe if Andrew sees this he'll be able to ID it, I'm stumped

Images of this individual: tag all
Hydrophilidae - Hydrochara Hydrophilidae - Hydrochara

Yes, this is Hydrochara. Not that many species to choose from in Kansas but they all look like that. Species ID likely not possible from photos alone in this case.

I'll take what I can get
Thanks again Andrew for checking these out for me, hows the research going lately?

Hydrochara species
Yes, it looks like a Hydrochara sp. to me as well.

Thanks for the ID's, it looks
Thanks for the ID's, it looks so plain! What are the diagnostic characters on this guy so that I might be able to figure them out on my own.

Looks like some of the Hydroc
Looks like some of the Hydrochara sp. that I had him ID for me.

Could you take a look at the Gonasida darkling beetle I posted earlier and see if you know the species? It's been bugging me (no pun intended) for a year now

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.