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Genus Suphisellus

Noteridae - Burrowing Water Beetle - Suphisellus Noterid or Dytiscid ? - Suphisellus bicolor Noterid or Dytiscid ? - Suphisellus bicolor Hydrocanthus? - Suphisellus gibbulus Suphisellus lineatus Suphisellus sp?? - Suphisellus puncticollis Suphisellus puncticollis Suphisellus - Suphisellus puncticollis
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Adephaga (Ground and Water Beetles)
Family Noteridae (Burrowing Water Beetles)
Genus Suphisellus
6 spp. in our area, of which 5 occur in FL(1), >50 total(2)
1.9-3.0 mm(1)
Neotropical genus ranging into e. NA (S. puncticollis north to ON)(2); in our area, most diverse in FL, where discoveries of additional Caribbean spp. are possible(1)
most often occur standing water, usually in decaying vegetation and among root masses; also in slow moving swamp streams and along the vegetated margins of streams and rivers(1)
Works Cited
1.The Water Beetles of Florida
Epler J.H. 2010. Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Tallahassee. 414 pp.
2.Nilsson A.N. (2006) A world catalogue of the family Noteridae, or the burrowing water beetles (Coleoptera, Adephaga)