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Species Copelatus chevrolati - Chevrolat's Dytiscid

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Adephaga (Ground and Water Beetles)
Family Dytiscidae (Predaceous Diving Beetles)
Subfamily Copelatinae
Genus Copelatus
Species chevrolati (Chevrolat's Dytiscid)
Explanation of Names
Copelatus chevrolati Aubé 1838
named after Louis Alexandre Auguste Chevrolat, a French entomologist
Size
5.3-6.7 mm(1)
Identification
Unique pattern of elytral striae
Range
e. US to CA (ON-MI-WI to FL-CA) / Mex. - Map (1)(2)
Habitat
A pioneer of lentic sites; also occurs in permanent bodies of water(1)
Season
Nearly year round in Texas (BG data)
Remarks
Readily comes to lights(1)
See Also
C. caelatipennis has 10 discal striae, C. chevrolati has 8