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Species Helophorus grandis - Helophorus (Helophorus) grandis

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Classification
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 Helophoridae
Genus Helophorus
Species grandis (Helophorus (Helophorus) grandis)
Explanation of Names
Helophorus grandis (Illiger 1798)
Size
4.5-7.7 mm(1)
Identification
Our largest species; has a distinct scutellar stria in interval 1.(1)
Range
Northeastern North America(1)
State/Province Records: (1)(2)(3)
CAN: NB, NS, ON, PE, QC
USA: ME, MI, NH, NY, VT
Habitat
Temporary pools and muddy/weedy margins of ponds & lakes(1)
Remarks
Originally Palaearctic, but introduced to North America from Europe. Earliest specimen examined by Smetana was from 1904, but a note of a specimen from Provancher's collection places the earliest specimen between 1877 and 1892. (1)
the only representative of the subgenus Helophorus in North America(1)