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Species Anacaena limbata

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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 Staphyliniformia)
Superfamily Hydrophiloidea (Water Scavenger and Clown Beetles)
Family Hydrophilidae (Water Scavenger Beetles)
Subfamily Hydrophilinae
Tribe Anacaenini
Genus Anacaena
Species limbata (Anacaena limbata)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Anacaena limbata (Fabricius, 1792)

Synonyms:
Sphaeridium limbatum Fabricius, 1792
Size
2 to 2.9 mm (1)
Identification
Hind femora entirely pubescent except for apex; combined length of hind tarsomeres not longer than hind tibia. (2)

The identity of this species is confused, as apparently two species occur in North America that are being confused: A. limbata and A. lutescens. (1)
Range
Native to, and widespread across the Palaearctic (3); adventive in northeastern and northwestern North America. (4)

State/Province Records: (4)
CAN: BC, NS, ON
USA: ?
Habitat
Overgrown ponds & ditches, peat bogs, occasionally in other moist situations near water. (3)
Works Cited
1.Review of the Family Hydrophilidae of Canada and Alaska
Ales Smetana. 1988. Entomological Society of Canada.
2.The Water Beetles of Florida
Epler J.H. 2010. Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Tallahassee. 414 pp.
3.Coleoptera Poloniae
4.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.