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Subfamily Hydroporinae

Celina hubbelli Bidessonotus inconspicuous (LeConte) - Bidessonotus Oreodytes picturatus (Horn) - Oreodytes picturatus Preparing for Flight - Oreodytes predaceous diving beetles - Neoporus Coelambus suturalis (LeConte) - Coelambus suturalis - male Water Beetle Saltwater beetles - Boreonectes
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 Hydroporinae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
1-7.2 mm
generally small
no visible scutellum
pro- and mesotarsi with 4 visible segments, although considered 'pseudotetramerous' as segment 4 is hidden beneath lobed segment 3
hind tarsal claws subequal in length
usually small, with a 'frontal horn', a projection of the clypeus:

2-segmented cerci/urogomphi
Works Cited
1.Phylogeny of the Hydroporinae and classification of the genus Peschetius Guignot, 1942 (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae)
Miller K.B., Wolfe G.W., Biström O. 2006. Insect Syst. Evol. 37: 257-279.