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Species Scirtes orbiculatus

Coleoptera - Scirtes orbiculatus Scirtes orbiculatus (Fabricius) - Scirtes orbiculatus Scirtes orbiculatus (Fabricius) - Scirtes orbiculatus Coleoptera - Marsh Beetles Scirtes orbiculatus - Scirtes orbiculatus Scirtes orbiculatus Scirtes orbiculatus Scirtes orbiculatus (Fabricius) - Scirtes orbiculatus Unknown Water Beetle - Scirtes orbiculatus
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 Scirtoidea (Plate-thigh and Marsh Beetles)
Family Scirtidae (Marsh Beetles)
Genus Scirtes
Species orbiculatus (Scirtes orbiculatus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Scirtes orbiculatus (Fabricius)
Orig. Comb: Cyphon orbiculatus Fabricius 1801
Explanation of Names
orbiculatus = 'roundish'
Size
2.3-3.2 mm(1)
Identification
Color variable, usually bicolored with central spot on discal portion of elytra, but with at least outer margin of pronotum always white or yellowish(1)

Elytra usually dark and share a central light spot, but may be completely dark; pronotum always pale laterally but may be entirely yellow.(2)(1)
Range
e NA (NS-FL to ON-MN-TX)(3)(4)
Works Cited
1.The Water Beetles of Florida
Epler J.H. 2010. Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Tallahassee. 414 pp.
2.Water Beetles of South Carolina
Janet Ciegler. 2003. Clemson University.
3.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.
4. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.