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Species Coptotomus venustus

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Adephaga
Family Dytiscidae (Predaceous Diving Beetles)
Subfamily Coptotominae
Genus Coptotomus
Species venustus (Coptotomus venustus)
Explanation of Names
Coptotomus venustus (Say 1823)
Identification
Labial and maxillary palpi notched apically; last abdominal sternite without a pair of medial parallel grooves; elytra without dense sculpture of irregular grooves(1)
Range
e US (NJ-FL to IL-TX) & Mexico(2)(3)
Works Cited
1.The Water Beetles of Florida
Epler J.H. 2010. Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Tallahassee. 414 pp.
2.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.
3. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.