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Genus Boreonectes

Water Beetle - Boreonectes striatellus Hanksdiver - Boreonectes striatellus Small Zebra Diver - Boreonectes striatellus small unknown aquatic beetle - Boreonectes aequinoctialis Stictotarsus striatellus - Boreonectes striatellus dytiscid - Boreonectes Laccophilus sp. - Boreonectes aequinoctialis water beetle - Boreonectes aequinoctialis - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Adephaga (Ground and Water Beetles)
Family Dytiscidae (Predaceous Diving Beetles)
Subfamily Hydroporinae
Tribe Hydroporini
Genus Boreonectes
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Recently erected for members of the Stictotarsus griseostriatus group based on karyotypic (chromosomal) and morphological data(1); the following Nearctic species have been transferred to this genus: S. griseostriatus De Geer (holarctic), S. aequinoctialis Clark, S. striatellus LeConte, S. dolerosus Leech, S. funereus Crotch,S. spenceri Leech, S. expositus Fall, and S. coelamboides Fall, S. panaminti Fall (tentative placement)(1).
15 spp. Of these there are 9 North American spp., including 1 holarctic (B. griseostriatus)
The members of the genus can be distinguished by features of the metasternum and male external characters (protarsi)(1)
Print References
Angus, R.B. 2010. Boreonectes gen. n., a new genus of Stictotarsus griseostriatus (De Geer) group of sibling species (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae), with additional karyosystematic data on the group. Comp. Cytogenet. 4: 123-131.