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Subspecies Tropisternus lateralis nimbatus

Predaceous Diving Beetle - Tropisternus lateralis Predaceous Diving Beetle - Tropisternus lateralis Predaceous Diving Beetle - Tropisternus lateralis scavenger beetle - Tropisternus lateralis scavenger beetle - Tropisternus lateralis Water Scavenger? - Tropisternus lateralis Water Scavenger? - Tropisternus lateralis Dark green water scavenger - Tropisternus lateralis
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 Hydrophilinae
Tribe Hydrophilini
Genus Tropisternus
Species lateralis (Tropisternus lateralis)
Subspecies nimbatus (Tropisternus lateralis nimbatus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Orig. Comb: Hydrophilus nimbatus Say 1823
Hydrophilus lateralis Fabricius 1775
Numbers
14 spp. n. of Mex (1)
Identification
Inner margin of marginal elytral stripe uninterrupted, without incisions or extensions (2),

Tropisternus lateralis nimbatus (Say)
Det. E. G. Riley, 2010
Range
Mainly east of the Rockies (2)
TX-FL-NY-NE (BG data). Also: Cuba, Bahamas, Mexico, S. Amer (3)
Season
Mostly: Jul-Aug (Full: Feb-Dec) (BG data)
Internet References
Mississippi Entomological Museum - Joe A. MacGown, 2010
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.Review of the Family Hydrophilidae of Canada and Alaska
Ales Smetana. 1988. Entomological Society of Canada.
3. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.