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Subfamily Hydrophilinae

Huge Beetle!  (I guess) - Hydrophilus triangularis Water Scavenger Beetle - Hydrochara Cercyon sp.? - Helocombus bifidus Hydrochara? - Hydrochara  Giant Water Scavenger Beetle - Hydrophilus ovatus Spotted water scavenger - Berosus pantherinus Berosus pantherinus Dark green water beetle - Tropisternus blatchleyi
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
ca. 180 spp. in 21 genera north of Mexico(1); 48 genera (+29 subgenera) worldwide(2)
all 6 tribes known worldwide are represented in NA, but Sperchopsini (3 NA spp. in 2 genera) and Chaetarthriini (4 Chaetarthria spp.) are not yet in the Guide
worldwide and across NA(1)