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Species Berosus aculeatus

Berosus aculeatus Hydrophilidae, lateral - Berosus aculeatus Hydrophilidae, ventral - Berosus aculeatus Berosus aculeatus LeConte - Berosus aculeatus Berosus aculeatus LeConte - Berosus aculeatus Beetle - Berosus aculeatus Some type of Berosus? - Berosus aculeatus Some type of Berosus? - Berosus aculeatus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Staphyliniformia)
Superfamily Hydrophiloidea (Water Scavenger and Clown Beetles)
Family Hydrophilidae (Water Scavenger Beetles)
Subfamily Hydrophilinae
Tribe Berosini
Genus Berosus
Species aculeatus (Berosus aculeatus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: LeConte 1855
Explanation of Names
acule - Latin for 'a sting; a thorn' (1)
>24 spp. n. of Mex. (2)

Apices of elytra prolonged, especially in females, and usually with a small preapical tubercle near suture (best developed in females) - last couplet in Epler, 2010 (2)
Print References
LeConte, J.L. 1855. Synopsis of the Hydrophilidae of the United States. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 7: 356-375.
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.The Water Beetles of Florida
Epler J.H. 2010. Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Tallahassee. 414 pp.
3. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.