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Genus Boreonectes

Predaceous diving beetle - Boreonectes griseostriatus Stictotarsus spenceri Leech - Boreonectes spenceri Stictotarsus griseostriatus (DeGeer) - Boreonectes griseostriatus - male Stictotarsus griseostriatus - Boreonectes griseostriatus Stictotarsus griseostriatus - Boreonectes griseostriatus Boreonectes griseostriatus Sunrise Aquatic Beetle 2 - Boreonectes griseostriatus Sunrise Aquatic Beetle 2 - Boreonectes griseostriatus
Classification
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
Recent study by Fery and Ribera (1), transferred species to these genera: Leconectes, Nectoboreus
Numbers
10 spp. Of these there are 3 North American spp., including 1 holarctic (B. griseostriatus) (2)
Identification
The members of the genus can be distinguished by features of the metasternum and male external characters (protarsi)(3)
Remarks
Nearctic species are: B. griseostriatus, B. spenceri, B. expositus
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.