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Family Noteridae - Burrowing Water Beetles

Noteridae - Burrowing Water Beetle - Suphisellus Notomicrus Hydrocanthus - Hydrocanthus atripennis Noteridae? - Hydrocanthus Suphisellus puncticollis (Crotch) - Suphisellus puncticollis small diver - Hydrocanthus  Noteridae - Hydrocanthus Noterid
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
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)
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
mostly in standing water, usually associated with algae, plants and plant roots(3)
Adults are predacious; larvae may be omnivorous(3)