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Genus Laccophilus

Beetle larva -- Rhantus sp? - Laccophilus Laccophilus fasciatus Aube - Laccophilus fasciatus Laccophilus fasciatus Aube - Laccophilus fasciatus Laccophilus fasciatus Predaceous Diving Beetle - Laccophilus maculosus 9019620 Laccophilus - Laccophilus fasciatus Small dytiscid? - Laccophilus Laccophilus Larva - Laccophilus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Adephaga (Ground and Water Beetles)
Family Dytiscidae (Predaceous Diving Beetles)
Subfamily Laccophilinae
Genus Laccophilus
Explanation of Names
Laccophilus Leach 1817
Numbers
14 spp. in NA(1)
Size
1.9-7.2 mm(1)
Identification
Adults:
No visible scutellum
visible 5-segmented front and mesotarsi (unlike Hydroporinae, whose members have 4 visible tarsal segments- the 5th is hidden)
tip of metatibial (hind tibia) spurs emarginated (notched) - separates from Laccodytes which has the tip of the spurs acute (pointed)
colour generally yellow to black, many with distinct blotches/maculations on the elytra, these may be solid or variously irrorate (freckled)
Range
widespread across North America, although generally more diverse in the southern US (1)
Habitat
mainly in standing water, some in sluggish streams(1); relatively open pools and ponds in forested and grassland areas(2)
Life Cycle
Univoltine; adults overwinter, larvae develop and mature in spring and summer(1)
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