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Genus Hydrochus

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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 Staphyliniformia)
Superfamily Hydrophiloidea (Water Scavenger and Clown Beetles)
Family Hydrochidae
Genus Hydrochus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
important recent taxonomic acts in(1)
Explanation of Names
Hydrochus Leach 1817
Numbers
31 spp. in our area, 16 in se US(1), ~170 worldwide(2)
Identification
genus easily recognizable, but species hard to separate without dissection(2)
key to MS spp. in(1)
Range
worldwide
Print References
Hellman J.L. (1975) A taxonomic revision of the genus Hydrochus of North America, Central America and West Indies. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Maryland. 420 pp.
Works Cited
1.Hydrochidae (Coleoptera) of Mississippi
Worthington R.J., Hellman J.L., Lago P.K. 2016. Trans. Am. Ent. Soc. 142: 167-213.
2.American Beetles, Volume I: Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adephaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia
Arnett, R.H., Jr., and M. C. Thomas. (eds.). 2000. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.