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Species Berosus infuscatus

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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 infuscatus (Berosus infuscatus)
Explanation of Names
Berosus infuscatus LeConte 1855
3.5-6.5 mm(1)
quite variable in size and in hue; some individuals are quite dark(1)
so. US (NC-FL to KS-CA)(2); common throughout FL, including the Keys(1)
ninth-most commonly coll'ed beetle sp. at Laguna Atascosa NWR, Rio Hondo, Cameron Co., TX (3)
See Also
See also B. youngi, known only from Florida and south Georgia (1)
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.
Works Cited
1.The Water Beetles of Florida
Epler J.H. 2010. Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Tallahassee. 414 pp.
2. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.
3.Beetle biodiversity response to vegetation restoration of mid-valley riparian woodland in the LRGV of southern Texas.
King, J.E. 2015. Unpublished master's thesis, Texas A&M University, College Station. viii + 218 pp.