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Genus Platambus

Folsom Diver - Platambus semivittatus Folsom Diver - Platambus semivittatus Folsom Diver - Platambus semivittatus predaceous diving beetle - Platambus semivittatus - female predaceous diving beetle - Platambus semivittatus - female Platambus flavovittatus - male Platambus flavovittatus - male predaceous diving beetle - Platambus semivittatus
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 Agabinae
Genus Platambus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Includes the former Agabus semivittatus group (1); the following Nearctic Agabus species are now classified under Platambus: A. semivittatus, A. johannis, A. astrictovittatus, A. stagninus, A. flavovittatus, and A. texovittatus. See Nilsson (2001) for more details.
Explanation of Names
Platambus Thomson, 1859
Identification
Members of the group have a subapical lateral pale stripe on each elytron. With exception of P. semivittatus, most species are difficult to separate without dissection of male genitalia.
Range
e. NA to Calif, center of diversity in the southeast (1); only P. semivittatus occurs as far west as CA and as far north as Quebec, Canada (1), also Europe and e. Asia - Map (2)
Print References
Nilsson, Anders N. 2001. World Catalogue of Insects, volume 3: Dytiscidae (Coleoptera) Apollo Books, 395 pp.