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affinis complex

Tiny water beetle - Liodessus Tiny water beetle - Liodessus Liodessus mini Diver - Liodessus Liodessus affinis complex - Liodessus Liodessus cf. obscurellus (LeConte) - Liodessus Diver #25 - Liodessus Diver #26 - Liodessus
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
No Taxon affinis complex
Explanation of Names
affini (L). 'allied, related' (1)
Numbers
4 Nearctic spp.: L. affinis, L. noviaffinis, L. obscurellus, and L. saratogae
Identification
yellow elytra marked with brown longitudinal vittae/stripes (2)
spp. can be usually distinguished only by genitalia
Range
L. affinis: Northeastern N. Amer. (IL-VA-NF-MN) (2)
L. noviaffinis: Primarily coastal records: TX-FL-NS (2)
L. obscurellus: Widely dist. across w. N. Amer: CA-LA-NWT-AK / Mex. (2)
L. saratogae: Known only from Death Valley, CA (2)
Remarks
This page serves as a holding area for images that cannot be further identified based on habitus and location
Print References
Miller, K.B. 1998. Revision of the Nearctic Liodessus affinis (Say 1823) species group (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae, Hydroporinae, Bidessini). Entomologica Scandinavica 29(3): 281-314. (3)
Internet References
The Aquatic Invertebrates of Texas - Stephen W. Ziser, 2010
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
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.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.