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Species Laccophilus proximus

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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 Laccophilinae
Genus Laccophilus
Species proximus (Laccophilus proximus)
Explanation of Names
Laccophilus proximus Say 1823
3.6-4.6 mm (1)
Elytral iorrations (freckling) more even in density without significant darkening around the pale sublateral spots. Most similar to L. maculosus but in maculosus , the pale spots are outlined/surrounded by denser, darker freckling; also proximus is generally smaller in size than maculosus (1).
e US to NM (NM-FL-NH-WY) / Ont. (3 spmns) / Mex. - Map (1)(2)
In temporary ponds; often one of the pioneering species to colonize newly formed ponds (1).
Type Locality: Beaufort, South Carolina
See Also
Size: 4.6-6.4 mm
Det. Tim Loh, 2010
Internet References
The Aquatic Invertebrates of Texas - Stephen W. Ziser - 2010