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Species Liodessus obscurellus

American River water beetle - Liodessus obscurellus American River water beetle - Liodessus obscurellus Dytiscid - Liodessus obscurellus Liodessus obscurellus (LeConte) - Liodessus obscurellus Least Diver - Liodessus obscurellus Least Diver - Liodessus obscurellus Bidessini? - Liodessus obscurellus Bidessini? - Liodessus obscurellus
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 Hydroporinae
Tribe Bidessini
Genus Liodessus
Species obscurellus (Liodessus obscurellus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Liodessus obscurellus (LeConte)
Orig. Comb: Hydroporus obscurellus LeConte, 1851
Explanation of Names
obscur - Latin for covered, dark (1)
Numbers
9 spp. n. of Mex. (2)
Size
1.6-2.2 mm (3)
Range
w N to INA (CA-LA-IN-WA) / SW Can-AK / NW Mex. (3)
Most widely dist. sp. in the genus in N. Amer. (3)
Habitat
Coll. from a variety of shallow, sun-warmed habitats (3)
Remarks
Often coll. in numbers at lights and in a wide range of habitats (which may reflect the dispersal abilities of the insect rather than its breeding range). (3)
See Also
Reliably separated from Liodessus affinis only on the basis of aedeagus. (3)

Liodessus affinis - Range: NE N. Amer. (3)
Det. Brad Barnd, 2011
Print References
LeConte, J.L. 1851. Descriptions of new species of Coleoptera, from California. Annals of the Lyceum of Natural History of New York 5: 125-216.
Miller, K.B. 1998. Revision of the Nearctic Liodessus affinis (Say 1823) species group (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae, Hydroporinae, Bidessini). Entomologica Scandinavica 29(3): 281-314. (4)
Internet References
Type - MCZC, Harvard
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.American Beetles, Volume I: Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adephaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia
Arnett, R.H., Jr., and M. C. Thomas. (eds.). 2000. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
3.Predaceous Diving Beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) of the Nearctic Region, with emphasis on the fauna of Canada and Alaska
D.J. Larson, Y. Alarie, and R.E. Roughley. 2001. NRC 43253.
4.Revision of the Nearctic Liodessus affinis (Say 1823) species group (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae, Hydroporinae, Bidessini).
Miller, K.B. 1998. Entomologica Scandinavica 29(3): 281-314. 1998. Entomologica Scandinavica.