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Species Dineutus carolinus

BG3101 E9407h - Dineutus carolinus - female BG3101 E9407h - Dineutus carolinus - female BG3101 E9407h - Dineutus carolinus - female BG3101 E9407h - Dineutus carolinus - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Adephaga (Ground and Water Beetles)
Family Gyrinidae (Whirligig Beetles)
Subfamily Gyrininae
Genus Dineutus
Species carolinus (Dineutus carolinus)
Explanation of Names
Dineutes carolinus LeConte 1868
Size
♂ 9.1–10.9 mm, ♀ 8.7–10.6 mm(1)
Range
se. US (NC-FL to IL-e.OK-TX) to extreme ne. Mexico and into the Caribbean(1)
See Also
The tooth on the male’s fore femur is weaker than that of D. emarginatus. Dineutus carolinus can be confused with examples of D. serrulatus in which the elytra are more rounded apically. Note that D. carolinus is almost always black beneath, while D. serrulatus is reddish-brown (but may be dark reddish-brown).(2)
Works Cited
1.The New World whirligig beetles of the genus Dineutus Macleay, 1825 (Coleoptera, Gyrinidae, Gyrininae, Dineutini)
Gustafson GT, Miller KB. 2015. Zookeys; 476: 1-135.
2.The Water Beetles of Florida
Epler J.H. 2010. Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Tallahassee. 414 pp.