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Species Dineutus ciliatus

Whirlygig Beetle - Dineutus ciliatus Dineutus ciliatus - male Dineutus ciliatus Forsburg - Dineutus ciliatus Whirligig with eggs (Dineutus sp?) - Dineutus ciliatus Whirligig with eggs (Dineutus sp?) - Dineutus ciliatus Dineutus ciliatus Dineutus ciliatus Dineutus ciliatus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Adephaga (Ground and Water Beetles)
Family Gyrinidae (Whirligig Beetles)
Subfamily Gyrininae
Genus Dineutus
Species ciliatus (Dineutus ciliatus)
Explanation of Names
Dineutus ciliatus (Forsberg 1821)
Size
11.5–14.6 mm(1) (largest Dineutus in FL)
Identification
The large size and the slightly curved, bronzy metallic vitta on each elytron, visible at certain angles, readily identify this species. Ventral coloration varies from yellowish-brown to dark brown. Male profemur toothless.(2)
Range
eastern half of the US (ME-n.FL to MO-TX)(1)
Habitat
mostly small, shaded streams(2)
Works Cited
1.The New World whirligig beetles of the genus Dineutus Macleay, 1825 (Coleoptera, Gyrinidae, Gyrininae, Dineutini)
Gustafson GT, Miller KB. 2015. Zookeys; 476: 1-135.
2.The Water Beetles of Florida
Epler J.H. 2010. Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Tallahassee. 414 pp.