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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Genus Heterelmis

Heterelmis vulnerata (LeConte) - Heterelmis vulnerata Comal Springs Riffle Beetle - Heterelmis comalensis Comal Springs Riffle Beetle - Heterelmis comalensis Comal Springs Riffle Beetle - Heterelmis comalensis Heterelmis comalensis Heterelmis obesa Heterelmis obscura Heterelmis vulnerata
Classification
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 Elmidae (Riffle Beetles)
Subfamily Elminae
Tribe Elmini
Genus Heterelmis
Explanation of Names
Heterelmis Sharp 1882
Numbers
5 spp. n. of Mex. (1)
Size
length 1.7-2.6 mm (Brown, 1972)
Range
sw. US / Mex. (1)
Print References
Brown, H.P. 1972. Synopsis of the genus Heterelmis Sharp in the United States, with description of a new species from Arizona (Coleoptera, Dryopoidea, Elmidae). Entomological News 83: 229-238. (2)
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.
2.Synopsis of the genus Heterelmis in the United States with description of a new species from Arizona
Harley P. Brown. 1972. Entomological News Vol. 83: 229-238.