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Genus Paracymus

small beetle - Paracymus beetle - Paracymus Hydrophilid #6 - Paracymus confluens Paracymus Water Scavenger Beetle - Paracymus despectus Paracymus despectus - male Paracymus? - Paracymus Hydrophilid - Paracymus
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 Hydrophilinae
Tribe Anacaenini
Genus Paracymus
Explanation of Names
Paracymus Thomson 1867
15 spp. in our area(1)
Keys to species: Nearctic(2), Florida(3), Canada(4)
Most of North America(1)
Print References
Wooldridge D.P. (1975) A phylogeny for Paracymus Thomson (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae) based on adult characters. J. New York Entomol. Soc. 83(4): 273.
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.Notes on Nearctic Paracymus with descriptions of new species (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae)
Wooldridge, D.P. 1966. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 39: 712-725.
3.The Water Beetles of Florida
Epler J.H. 2010. Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Tallahassee. 414 pp.
4.Review of the Family Hydrophilidae of Canada and Alaska
Ales Smetana. 1988. Entomological Society of Canada.