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Tribe Bidessini

Liodessus cantralli Young - Liodessus cantralli Uvarus texanus? - Uvarus texanus Tiny aquatic(?) beetle - Liodessus Nice little Dytiscid ... - Bidessonotus Uvarus? Neoclypeodytes sp. - Neoclypeodytes Tiny diver 2 Liodessus obscurellus? - Liodessus obscurellus
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 Hydroporinae
Tribe Bidessini
Explanation of Names
Bidessini Sharp 1880
Numbers
>30 spp. in 9 genera in our area(1), ~50 genera total; ca. 1/6 of the dytiscid world fauna belongs to this tribe(2)
Size
1-4 mm(1)
Range
worldwide and throughout NA
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.A new species of Uvarus Guignot, 1939 (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Hydroporinae: Bidessini) from Florida, USA
Epler J.H. 2020. Insecta Mundi 0752: 1–4.