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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Family Noteridae - Burrowing Water Beetles

 Burrowing Water Beetle - Hydrocanthus iricolor Noteridae - Suphisellus puncticollis - Suphisellus puncticollis Burrowing Water Beetle - Hydrocanthus iricolor Noteridae? - Hydrocanthus Noteridae? - Hydrocanthus Hydrocanthus Noteridae - Hydrocanthus Pennsylvania Beetle  - Hydrocanthus iricolor
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)