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Subspecies Laccophilus maculosus maculosus

diving beetle - Laccophilus maculosus Predaceous Diving Beetle - Laccophilus maculosus Zippy little aquatic beetle - Laccophilus maculosus Laccophilus sp. - Laccophilus maculosus Laccophilus maculosus Laccophilus? - Laccophilus maculosus Laccophilus maculosus Beetle - Laccophilus maculosus
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 Laccophilus
Species maculosus (Dingy Diver)
Subspecies maculosus (Laccophilus maculosus maculosus)
4.7-5.8 mm (1)
Relatively small in size compared to L.m. decipiens; generally darker in dorsal colour pattern compared to L.m. decipiens- the pale elytral spots are more "highlighted" with black.
The eastern subspecies- ranges east of the Great Plains (1); western limits are in Manitoba (where it intergrades with L.m. decipiens) (1) south to Texas (where it co-occurs with L.m. shermani and L.m. decipiens) (1).