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Genus Helochares

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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 Hydrophilidae (Water Scavenger Beetles)
Subfamily Acidocerinae
Genus Helochares
Explanation of Names
Helochares Mulsant 1844
Numbers
2 spp. in our area(1)
Size
4-7 mm(2)
Identification
Adults: body small, convex; labrum visible; eyes forming part of lateral margin of head; maxillary palpi long and slender, with last segment shorter than preceding segment(2)
Range
H. maculicollis: e. US (NJ-FL-TX-KS)
H. normatus: se OR-c. TX-Costa Rica
Internet References
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.The Water Beetles of Florida
Epler J.H. 2010. Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Tallahassee. 414 pp.