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Species Berosus exiguus

Berosus exiguus (Say) - Berosus exiguus Hydrophilidae - Berosus exiguus Hydrophilidae - Berosus exiguus Berosus exiguus (Say) - Berosus exiguus Tiny Beetle - Berosus exiguus Tiny Beetle - Berosus exiguus Small water scavenger - Berosus exiguus Small water scavenger - Berosus exiguus
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 Hydrophilinae
Tribe Berosini
Genus Berosus
Species exiguus (Berosus exiguus)
Explanation of Names
Berosus exiguus (Say 1825)
exiguus = 'short, small'
Size
2.0-3.5 mm. The smallest Berosus in FL(1)
Identification
small size, yellowish-brown head, (usually) faint elytral spots and distinctly impressed elytral striae, easily identify this species(1)
Range
e US (NY-FL to IL-TX); Cuba, Bahamas(2)(3)(4)
Works Cited
1.The Water Beetles of Florida
Epler J.H. 2010. Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Tallahassee. 414 pp.
2.An Illustrated Inventory of the Beetles (Coleoptera) of Lick Creek Park, College Station, Texas
Edward G. Riley. 2013. Texas A&M University, Dept. Entomology, College Station.
3.World Catalogue of Insects, Vol. 2: Hydrophiloidea (Coleoptera).
Hansen, M. 1999. Apollo Books, Stenstrup, Denmark. 416 pp.
4. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.