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Genus Helichus

Helichus sp.,  family Dryopidae - Helichus lithophilus Helichus fastigiatus gold beetle - Helichus lithophilus Aquatic beetles - Helichus Elmid - Helichus lithophilus unknown beetle - Helichus lithophilus Beetle - Helichus lithophilus Helichus lithophilus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Elateriformia)
Superfamily Byrrhoidea (Pill, Water and Toe-winged Beetles)
Family Dryopidae (Long-toed Water Beetles)
Genus Helichus
7 spp., generally dist. (1)
Print References
Musgrave, P.N. 1935. A synopsis of the genus Helichus Erichson in the United States and Canada, with descriptions of a new species (Coleoptera: Dryopidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 37(7): 137-145.
Nelson, H.G. 1981. Notes on Nearctic Helichus (Coleoptera: Dryopidae). The Pan-Pacific Entomologist, 57(1): 226-227.
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.