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Species Hydrocanthus atripennis

Hydrocanthus atripennis Say - Hydrocanthus atripennis Hydrocanthus - Hydrocanthus atripennis Hydrocanthus - Hydrocanthus atripennis Noteridae - borrowing water beetle - Hydrocanthus atripennis Noteridae - borrowing water beetle - Hydrocanthus atripennis Hydrocanthus atripennis Say - Hydrocanthus atripennis 1011C04 - Hydrocanthus atripennis 1011C04 - Hydrocanthus atripennis
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)
Genus Hydrocanthus
Species atripennis (Hydrocanthus atripennis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: Say 1834
Explanation of Names
atripennis - Latin for 'black-wing' (1)
Numbers
5-6 spp. (in 2 subgenera) n. of Mex. (2)(3)
Size
Length 4.2-5.2 mm (3)
Identification
Typically bicolored, with pronotum yellowish/reddish brownand elytra darker, brown to blue-black;
male and female with prosternum and prosternal process distinctly punctate/setose (3)
Range
TX-FL-Ont-IL / Mex. (3), (4) (common in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi north to southern Illinois and southern Indiana; rare eastward in Florida and the Atlantic coastal plain north to the Carolinas (Young 1985:97))
Print References
Young, F.N. 1985. A key to the American species of Hydrocanthus with descriptions of new taxa (Coleoptera: Noteridae). Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 137(1): 90-98.
Internet References
The Aquatic Invertebrates of Texas - Stephen W. Ziser, 2010
(Brigham & Jasper) (5)
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.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.
3.The Water Beetles of Florida
Epler J.H. 2010. Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Tallahassee. 414 pp.
4. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.
5.Noteridae: Checklist of Genera of the US, US Territories, and Canada (Brigham & Jasper)