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Note*ridae?  No, - Celina hubbelli

Note*ridae? No, - Celina hubbelli
Hollis, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
June 10, 2008
Size: about 4.3 mm
There is a family of water beetles I have likely collected/photographed-but-not-posted and I'm wondering if this is one. This one came to my mercury-vapor light setup w/generator beside a marshy creek on a hot, humid night.

Images of this individual: tag all
Note*ridae?  No, - Celina hubbelli Note*ridae? - Celina hubbelli

Moved from Celina.

C. hubbelli

Much thanks, Tim.
You're plowin' through 'em ;-)

Moved from Beetles.

Dytiscidae - Celina
from what I can see this one looks more like a genus of Dytiscidae that has the elytra and last abdominal tergum pointed behind. see .

Noteridae do appear somewhat similar, except they have the scutellum hidden, and the front tibia are modified, often bearing a distinct hook or curved spine at apex. see

In my yard at the UV light the Celina are fairly common, while I've only found one Noteridae in two years. (I do need to re-image both of these using the reversed lens / montage technique, which would show the characteristics of both much better. But at least now your Celina images have solved half of that task :)

I have another with no visible scutellum but I can't see any curved tibial spines. I'll doctor it up and post it this evening.

Thanks for the ID btw.

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