Family: Torridincolidae (Torrent 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: Myxophaga

Tiny aquatic beetles (< 2 mm long). In southern Africa known mainly from perennial mountain streams. 

Genera in southern Africa


Two species are known from southern Africa. 



Known in South Africa from KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Province and Northwestern Province. 



  • Endrödy-Younga, S. 1997. Active extraction of water-dissolved oxygen and descriptions of new taxa of Torridincolidae (Coleoptera: Myxophaga). Annals of the Transvaal Museum 36: 313-332.


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