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Subspecies Laccophilus pictus coccinelloides

Waterbeetle, Laccophilus sp.? - Laccophilus pictus diving beetle - Laccophilus pictus Laccophilus pictus Laccophilus pictus? - Laccophilus pictus Laccophilus pictus coccinelloides Régimbart - Laccophilus pictus Predaceous Diver - Laccophilus pictus Laccophilus pictus coccinelloides Régimbart - Laccophilus pictus Dytiscidae - Laccophilus pictus
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 Laccophilinae
Genus Laccophilus
Species pictus (Laccophilus pictus)
Subspecies coccinelloides (Laccophilus pictus coccinelloides)
Explanation of Names
Laccophilus pictus coccinelloides Régimbart, 1889
coccin (L). 'scarlet' (1), but full epithet, coccinelloides is probably a reference to the species' resemblance to coccinelids or lady beetles.
Numbers
2 subspp. of Laccophilus pictus (2)
Range
AZ to w. TX / Mex (2)
Remarks
Type Locality: Arizona (2)
Print References
Regimbart, M. 1889. Contributions a la faune Indo-Chinoise. 2. Hydrocanthares. Ann. Soc. Entomol. France 58: 147-156.
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.World Catalogue of Insects. Vol. 3: Dytiscidae (Coleoptera).
Nilsson, A.N. 2004. Apollo Books, Stenstrup.