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Genus Ora - Flea Marsh Beetles

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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 Elateriformia)
Superfamily Scirtoidea (Plate-thigh and Marsh Beetles)
Family Scirtidae (Marsh Beetles)
Genus Ora (Flea Marsh Beetles)
Explanation of Names
Ora Clark 1865
Numbers
4 spp. in our area
Size
3.6-5.6 mm, rarely up to 8.6 mm(1)
Range
TX-FL-SC(2)(1)
O. hyacintha - FL
O. texana - TX-FL-SC
O. troberti - TX-FL
O. discoidea - TX-AL (not listed in(2))
Habitat
Larvae are aquatic(2)
See Also
Works Cited
1.The Water Beetles of Florida
Epler J.H. 2010. Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Tallahassee. 414 pp.
2.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.