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Species Hydrocanthus oblongus

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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 oblongus (Hydrocanthus oblongus)
Explanation of Names
Hydrocanthus oblongus Sharp 1882
Size
3.7-4.8 mm(1)
Identification
elytra may be slightly darker than head and pronotum(1)
Range
se US (NC-FL-TX); Bahamas, Cuba - Map (2)(3)
Habitat
Gulf and Atlantic coastal plains(2)
Remarks
The most abundant and common sp. in FL(1)