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For the United States & Canada

Species Anacaena lutescens

Anacaena lutescens
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Staphyliniformia)
Superfamily Hydrophiloidea
Family Hydrophilidae (Water Scavenger Beetles)
Subfamily Chaetarthriinae
Tribe Anacaenini
Genus Anacaena
Species lutescens (Anacaena lutescens)
Explanation of Names
Anacaena lutescens (Stephens 1829)
native to Europe(1), adventive in NA (transcontinental in Canada)(2)
mostly in stagnant water with abundant vegetation, occasionally in running water(1)
Works Cited
1.Coleoptera Poloniae
2.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.