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Checklist of the Water Beetles of Florida.
By Epler, J.H.
Self-published on the Web., 2010
Cite: 618283 with citation markup [cite:618283]
Checklist of the Water Beetles of Florida

This checklist registers species known to occur in Florida, based on literature citations and material examined by the author. It also includes taxa which may occur in Florida; many of these taxa occur on the U.S. Southeastern Coastal Plain but have not been positively identified from Florida. Note also that some literature records may be considered doubtful; some species recorded in earlier literature but misidentified are not listed. Only important synonyms pertaining to Florida water beetles are listed. In general, only aquatic or semi-aquatic species are listed. The families, genera and species are listed in alphabetic order. Undescribed taxa are assigned letter or number designators.

Dr. John H. Epler's checklist treats the following families:

Dryopidae
Dytiscidae
Elmidae
Gyrinidae
Haliplidae
Helophoridae
Hydraenidae
Hydrochidae
Hydrophilidae
Noteridae
Psephenidae
Ptilodactylidae
Scirtidae


For more information, see Elper's (1996) Identification manual for the water beetles of Florida. Note, this is a large file to download (1)