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Species Hydrochara soror

Water Scavenger Beetle - Hydrochara soror Water Scavenger Beetle - Hydrochara soror Water Scavenger Beetle - Hydrochara soror Water Scavenger Beetle - Hydrochara soror - female Hydrochara soror Hydrochara #1 - Hydrochara soror - male early March beetle - Hydrochara soror Pennsylvania Beetle  - Hydrochara soror
Classification
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 Hydrochara
Species soror (Hydrochara soror)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hydrochara soror Smetana, 1980
Explanation of Names
soror (L). 'sister' - likely refers to it being a sister species to Hyrdocrhara obtusata, from which it was split (1).
Size
14-19 mm
Identification
Often rusty below, sternal keel only slightly dilated--see print references and discussion here.
Range
e US (TX-FL-CT-MN)
Habitat
varied: ponds, streams, ditches, margins of lakes, salt marshes.
Season
February-November (South Carolina)
Print References
Ciegler, p. 120 (1)
Works Cited
1.Water Beetles of South Carolina
Janet Ciegler. 2003. Clemson University.