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Genus Helobata

Helobata larvalis (Horn) - Helobata larvalis beetle - Helobata larvalis beetle - Helobata larvalis Unique Beetle - Helobata larvalis Unique Beetle - Helobata larvalis Helobata larvalis Helobata larvalis Helobata larvalis
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 Hydrophilidae (Water Scavenger Beetles)
Subfamily Acidocerinae
Genus Helobata
Explanation of Names
Helobata Bergroth 1888
Numbers
A single species in our area(1)(2)
Identification
Quite unique with its explanate elytral & pronotal margins and clypeus
Range
NC-FL-TX(1)
Works Cited
1.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.
2.The Water Beetles of Florida
Epler J.H. 2010. Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Tallahassee. 414 pp.