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Photo#94260
Whirligig Beetle - Dineutus assimilis

Whirligig Beetle - Dineutus assimilis
4 miles east of Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York, USA
June 22, 2006
Size: 10-12mm
Caught in a net in Cascadilla Creek.
42.43017 -76.39100

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Moved from Dineutus.

Dineutes assimilis
The photos of the underside are critical in placing species of Dineutes.

 
Dineutes assimilis
Thanks Don -- nice to have a species ID for one of these beetles.

 
I keep
forgetting that D. americanus is now the correct name - D. assimilis is a junior synonym now.

 
changed
thanks again Don -- I don't know how you can keep track of all the names.

 
Obviously
I fail at times.

 
Dineutus assimilis is the correct name
Actually, D. americanus is a species limited to the Caribbean, with one putative record from extreme southern FL. D. assimilis is the correct name for this critter - see my 1996 and 2010 FL water beetle manuals.

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