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Family Noteridae - Burrowing Water Beetles

Dytiscidae? - no, Noteridae - Suphisellus Note*ridae? (another try) - Hydrocanthus iricolor Hydrocanthus atripennis Say - Hydrocanthus atripennis Pronoterus semipunctatus (LeConte) - Pronoterus semipunctatus noterid? - Hydrocanthus Suphis - Suphis inflatus Suphisellus puncticollis Suphis inflatus - male
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Adephaga (Ground and Water Beetles)
Family Noteridae (Burrowing Water Beetles)
Explanation of Names
Noteridae Thomson 1860
Numbers
14 spp. in 6 genera in our area(1)(2) [all but one present in FL(3)], 250 spp. in 16 genera of 3 subfamilies worldwide(4)
Identification
see(3)
Range
most of our spp. occur in se. US(1)(2), FL fauna being the richest, with 13 spp. representing all 6 genera(3); worldwide, more diverse in warmer climes, esp. in the tropics
Habitat
mostly in standing water, usually associated with algae, plants and plant roots(3)
Food
Adults are predacious; larvae may be omnivorous(3)