Predaceous Diving Beetle
( Dytiscidae )


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PHOTO COMMENT

IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Dytiscidae
(Leach ,1815 )
Common Name:Predaceous Diving Beetle
Life Stage:(A) adult

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Superorder:Holometabola
Order:Coleoptera
Suborder:Adephaga
Family:Dytiscidae
Taxon Code:COL00824
ITIS/TSN:111963

LOCATION DETAILS
Location Name
Klamath National Forest, Klamath National Forest, Klamath NF, Caribou Rd./Forest Route 37N24, Cecilville
County:Siskiyou County
ECI Site#:CANF050000
Open Space Location:Klamath NF

RECOGNITION
Description
Adults with long hairs on hind tibiae and other modifications for swimming. Hind legs move together when swimming, contrasted with other aquatic beetles which move their legs alternately.
Body Length
1.2-40 mm.
Diversity
More than 500 species in 52 genera north of Mexico. More than 4,000 species in more than 180 genera worldwide.
Similar Taxa
Water Scavenger Beetles (Hydrophilidae)

BIOLOGY
Distribution
Worldwide and throughout North America.
Diversity
More than 500 species in 52 genera north of Mexico. More than 4,000 species in more than 180 genera worldwide.

CREDITS
Photographer
Eddie Dunbar
Insect Sciences Museum of California

References
Family Dytiscidae - Predaceous Diving Beetles. (bugguide.net/node/view/195). Accessed July 27, 2016. .
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