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Species Berosus pugnax

Berosus pugnax LeConte - Berosus pugnax Beetle?? - Berosus pugnax Berosus pugnax? - Berosus pugnax - female Berosus pugnax? - Berosus pugnax - female
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 Berosini
Genus Berosus
Species pugnax (Berosus pugnax)
Explanation of Names
Berosus pugnax LeConte, l863
pugnax - Latin for 'fight, fighting' (1)
Size
5.0-6.5 mm (2)
Identification

The two points on the apex of each elytron, one much longer and spine-like, easily identify this species (2)
Range
TX-FL-IN-IL (3)
See Also
- range: CA-TX
Berosus miles LeConte
Print References
LeConte, J.L. 1863. New species of North American Coleoptera. Prepared for the Smithsonian Institution Part 1. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections 6(167): 1-92.
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
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.