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Species Agabetes acuductus

water beetle - Agabetes acuductus Dytiscid - Agabetes acuductus - female Dytiscid - Agabetes acuductus - female Agabetes acuductus (Harris) - Agabetes acuductus Agabetes acuductus? - Agabetes acuductus Agabetes acuductus? - Agabetes acuductus Agabetes acuductus - male predacious diving beetle - Agabetes acuductus - male
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 Laccophilinae
Genus Agabetes
Species acuductus (Agabetes acuductus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Agabetes acuductus (Harris)
Orig. Comb: Colymbetes acuductus Harris, 1828
1 Nearctic sp.
6 to 7.5 mm (1)
Elytra has dense, short longitudinal scratches (strioles). See Larson (1) or Epler (2).
TX-FL-QC-WI (1)(3)
Typical habitat is shaded woodland pools in deciduous forests, inhabiting the leaf litter in such pools or wet leaf pack above the water line. Also has been collected in Typha ponds. Comes to lights. (1)
Some adults may have non-functional flight muscles. (1)
Works Cited
1.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.
2.The Water Beetles of Florida
Epler J.H. 2010. Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Tallahassee. 414 pp.
3. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.