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Genus Ora - Flea Marsh Beetles

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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
4 spp. in our area
3.6-5.6 mm, rarely up to 8.6 mm(1)
O. hyacintha - FL
O. texana - TX-FL-SC
O. troberti - TX-FL
O. discoidea - TX-AL (not listed in(2))
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.