SPECIES ID / Invertebrates


Water Beetles

Tale te syó:qwem


  • Thick hardened skin on head and thorax and often abdomen
  • No wing pads
  • May have stout filaments protruding from abdomen


  • Typical beetle appearance
  • Wing covers (elytra) fold over back, covering wings and most of abdomen.




Primary Information Source:
Voshell, J. Reese. 2002. A Guide to Common Freshwater Invertebrates of North America. McDonald and Woodward Publishing Company. Blacksburg, Virginia.