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Genus Pronoterus

Pronoterus semipunctatus (LeConte) - Pronoterus semipunctatus Pronoterus semipunctatus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Adephaga (Ground and Water Beetles)
Family Noteridae (Burrowing Water Beetles)
Genus Pronoterus
Numbers
A single species in our area(1), 3 total(2)
Size
2.3-2.6 mm(1)
Identification
rows of coarse, sparse punctures on the elytra seem diagnostic(1)
Range
Neotropics to e. US (MI-FL)(1)(2)
Remarks
was originally described from MI but has only been recorded since from SC-FL(3)
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.Nilsson A.N. (2006) A world catalogue of the family Noteridae, or the burrowing water beetles (Coleoptera, Adephaga)
3.The Water Beetles of Florida
Epler J.H. 2010. Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Tallahassee. 414 pp.