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Species Dryops viennensis

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Classification
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 Elateriformia)
Superfamily Byrrhoidea (Pill, Water and Toe-winged Beetles)
Family Dryopidae (Long-toed Water Beetles)
Genus Dryops
Species viennensis (Dryops viennensis)
Explanation of Names
Dryops viennensis (Laporte 1840) [authorship "Heer 1841" indicated in most American sources might be in error]
Range
native to w. Palaearctic(1), adventive in NA (NB, QC, NH)(2)(DL)
Habitat
along rivers and larger brooks under or among cobblestones above the waterline but close to the edge of the water(2)
Season
Jul-Sep in NB(2)
Remarks
earliest record in our area: TBA[cite:]