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Species Scirtes oblongus

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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 Elateriformia)
Superfamily Scirtoidea (Plate-thigh and Marsh Beetles)
Family Scirtidae (Marsh Beetles)
Genus Scirtes
Species oblongus (Scirtes oblongus)
Explanation of Names
Scirtes oblongus Guérin-Méneville 1861
Size
4.4–5.2 mm(1)
Range
FL, TX to S. Amer. / W. Indies - Map (1)(2)
Print References
Epler J.H. (2009) More new distribution records for Florida water beetles (Coleoptera:Dytiscidae, Elmidae, Hydrophilidae, Scirtidae), with additional notes on Scirtes oblongus Guérin-Méneville. Insecta Mundi 0087: 1-4. Full text
Works Cited
1.The Water Beetles of Florida
Epler J.H. 2010. Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Tallahassee. 414 pp.
2.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)