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Tribe Hydrophilini

Hydrophilidae ? - Hydrochara obtusata Enochrus pygmaeus Hydrophilid - Hydrobius fuscipes Tropisternus ellipticus (LeConte) - Tropisternus ellipticus Giant Water Scavenger - Hydrophilus triangularis Hydrophilidae - Helocombus bifidus Male, Hydrophilus triangularis? - Hydrophilus insularis Hydrophilidae - maybe Hydrophilus? - Hydrophilus insularis
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
the largest tribe of the subfamily, with 84 spp. in 10 genera north of Mexico(1); 22 genera worldwide(2); all 3 subtribes are represented in NA and in the Guide
worldwide and across NA(1)