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Family Limnichidae - Minute Marsh-loving Beetles

unknown beetle - Physemus minutus Limnichid - female Limnichites? - Limnichites Eulimnichus ater (LeConte) - Eulimnichus ater Limnichidae - Limnichoderus Oldies-6 - Limnichoderus seriatus Unknown Pill Beetle (Coleoptera: Byrrhidae) - Eulimnichus Unknown Pill Beetle (Coleoptera: Byrrhidae) - Eulimnichus
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 Elateriformia)
Superfamily Byrrhoidea (Pill, Water and Toe-winged Beetles)
Family Limnichidae (Minute Marsh-loving Beetles)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lutrochus is now treated in a separate family
Explanation of Names
Limnichidae Erichson 1846
28 spp. in 6 genera in our area(1)(2), ~400 spp. in 37 genera of 4 subfamilies worldwide(3)
Key to New World genera(4)
riparian on streamside/emergent plants/wood or on windrows of debris; larvae in damp soil/humus near water(1)
prob. herbivorous(1)
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
2.A catalog of Coleoptera of America North of Mexico. Limnichidae
Wooldridge D.P. 1986. USDA Agriculture handbook no. 529-48. x + 8 pp.
3.Order Coleoptera Linnaeus, 1758. In: Zhang Z.-Q. (ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification...
Ślipiński S.A., Leschen R.A.B., Lawrence J.F. 2011. Zootaxa 3148: 203–208.
4.A Key to the New World Genera of the Beetle Family Limnichidae
Wooldridge, D.P. 1975. Entomological News, 86:1-4.