SPECIES ID / Invertebrates

Insects

Water Beetles

Larvae

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

Adults

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

 

 

 

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