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Species Optioservus ovalis

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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 Elateriformia)
Superfamily Byrrhoidea (Pill, Water and Toe-winged Beetles)
Family Elmidae (Riffle Beetles)
Subfamily Elminae
Tribe Elmini
Genus Optioservus
Species ovalis (Optioservus ovalis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Optioservus ovalis (LeConte)
Orig. Comb: Limnius ovalis LeConte 1863
e NA (QC-OH-NC-AL-MS)(1)
Works Cited
1.A catalog of Coleoptera of America North of Mexico. Elmidae
Brown H.P. 1983. USDA Agriculture handbook no. 529-143b. x + 23 pp.