Family: Haliplidae (crawling water beetles)

Life > Eukaryotes > Opisthokonta > Metazoa (animals) > Bilateria > Ecdysozoa > Panarthropoda > Tritocerebra > Arthopoda > Mandibulata > Atelocerata > Panhexapoda > Hexapoda > Insecta (insects) > Dicondyla > Pterygota > Metapterygota > Neoptera > Eumetabola > Holometabola > Coleoptera (beetles) > Suborder: Adephaga

Small aquatic beeltes (2.4 - 4.5 mm long) that crawl around on submerged vegetation feeding on algae. There are three genera and 10 species in southern Africa. Larvae are also aquatic and live among algae and other submerged vegetation. 

Publications

  • Guéorguiev, V.B. 1967. Coleoptera: Haliplidae. In Hanström, B., Brinck, P. & Rudebeck, G. (eds) South African Animal Life 13: 9-14. Almqvist Wiksell, Stockholm.

 

 

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