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Species Celina hubbelli

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Adephaga (Ground and Water Beetles)
Family Dytiscidae (Predaceous Diving Beetles)
Subfamily Hydroporinae
Genus Celina
Species hubbelli (Celina hubbelli)
Explanation of Names
Celina hubbelli Young 1979
Numbers
C. hubbelli is the only species of Celina in Canada
Size
3.6-4.3 mm(1)
Identification
Adult: body elongate, reddish-yellow to reddish-brown with basal one-fourth of elytra and pronotum paler. Pronotum with punctures large laterally, fine but evident on disc. Elytra coarsely irregularly punctate, each puncture with short hair; in lateral view lateral margin sinuate. Apex of elytra and abdomen spinulose.(1)
Range
e NA (QC-FL to WI-KS-TX)(1)
Habitat
shallow pools and ponds with cattails (Typha spp.)
Remarks
Individuals may use the spines at the apex of the elytra and abdomen to pierce cattails and obtain oxygen without swimming to the surface (Hilsenhoff 1994)
Print References
Hilsenhoff W.L. (1994) Dytiscidae and Noteridae of Wisconsin (Coleoptera). V. Distribution, habitat, life cycle, and identification of Hydroporinae, except Hydroporus Clairville sensu lato. Great Lakes Entomologist 26:275-295.