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Species Liodessus obscurellus

American River water beetle - Liodessus obscurellus American River water beetle - Liodessus obscurellus Liodessus obscurellus (LeConte) - Liodessus obscurellus Bidessini? - Liodessus obscurellus Uvarus? - Liodessus obscurellus Uvarus? - Liodessus obscurellus Roseville-0BG.J.2020.04 - Liodessus obscurellus Roseville-0BG.J.2020.04 - 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
Hydroporus obscurellus LeConte 1851
Explanation of Names
Liodessus obscurellus (LeConte)
Size
1.6-2.2 mm(1)
Identification
Reliably separated from L. affinis by aedeagus only(1)
Range
AK-CA to IN-LA; nw Mexico(1)
Habitat
shallow, sun-warmed habitats(1)
Remarks
Often comes in numbers to lights(1)
Print References
(2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.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.
2.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.