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  Order Coleoptera      Superfamily Caraboidea 50,562  
  Noteridae

Dytiscidae (diving beetles)

Gyrinidae  
The diving beetles (Dytiscidae) are a speciose family comprising more than 3000 species worldwide. 150 species are known to occur in Germany. Most species are of oval shape and their body length varies considerably, e.g. Hydroporus scalesianus is only 2 mm long, whereas Cybister lateralimarginalis is one of our largest species with close to 40 mm body length. They are good swimmers and can be found in different types of waters rich in plants, e.g. ponds, lakes, brooks, even in brackish water. They are predators of other insects, tadpoles and fry. Many of them are able to fly and can easily colonize new habitats. Many species exhibit a marked sexual dimorphism: males have suction pads on their front legs, females may show rippled elytra while the elytra of the male are plain.
World: 3200 Europe: 375 Germany: 149 (142) collected: 58 fraction (%): 39 (41)

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4.5 - 5 mm
Hyphydrus ovatus ♂
1.8 - 2.3 mm
Hydroglyphus pusillus
2 - 2 mm
Bidessus grossepunctatus
2.8 - 3 mm
Hydrovatus cuspidatus
4 - 5 mm
Coelambus impressopunctatus
2.7 - 3.2 mm
Coelambus confluens
3 - 3.5 mm
Hygrotus versicolor
3 - 3.7 mm
Hygrotus inaequalis
2 - 2.5 mm
Hygrotus decoratus
1.7 - 2 mm
Hydroporus scalesianus
3 - 3.2 mm
Hydroporus angustatus
3 - 3.2 mm
Hydroporus palustris
4 - 4.5 mm
Hydroporus erythrocephalus
4 - 5 mm
Hydroporus planus
3.4 - 3.8 mm
Hydroporus pubescens
3.5 - 4 mm
Hydroporus ferrugineus
4.5 - 5.5 mm
Suphrodytes dorsalis
2.2 - 2.5 mm
Graptodytes pictus
3 - 3.5 mm
Porhydrus lineatus
4 - 4.8 mm
Deronectes aubei
4.5 - 5 mm
Nebrioporus canaliculatus
4.5 - 5.2 mm
Nebrioporus elegans
2.5 - 3 mm
Oreodytes sanmarkii
3 - 4 mm
Laccophilus ponticus
4.2 - 4.8 mm
Laccophilus minutus
4.2 - 4.8 mm
Laccophilus hyalinus
6.5 - 8 mm
Copelatus haemorrhoidalis
7 - 8.5 mm
Platambus maculatus
8.5 - 9 mm
Agabus chalconatus
7 - 8.5 mm
Agabus montanus
7.5 - 9.2 mm
Agabus guttatus
8 - 11 mm
Agabus bipustulatus
8 - 9 mm
Agabus sturmii
6.5 - 7.5 mm
Agabus uliginosus
7.5 - 8.5 mm
Agabus nebulosus
6 - 7.2 mm
Agabus affinis
8 - 9 mm
Agabus didymus
7.5 - 8 mm
Agabus undulatus
11 - 11.5 mm
Ilybius fenestratus
13 - 14 mm
Ilybius ater
10 - 11 mm
Ilybius fuliginosus
10.5 - 11.5 mm
Ilybius quadriguttatus
8.5 - 9 mm
Ilybius aenescens
10 - 11 mm
Nartus grapii
11.5 - 12.5 mm
Rhantus suturalis
9 - 10 mm
Rhantus exsoletus
17 - 19 mm
Colymbetes fuscus
17 - 19 mm
Colymbetes paykulli
12 - 13 mm
Hydaticus transversalis
14.5 - 15.5 mm
Hydaticus seminiger
14 - 15 mm
Graphoderus cinereus
15 - 18 mm
Acilius sulcatus
15 - 16 mm
Acilius canaliculatus
24 - 30 mm
Dytiscus semisulcatus
32 - 38 mm
Dytiscus dimidiatus
27 - 35 mm
Dytiscus marginalis ♂
27 - 33 mm
Dytiscus circumflexus ♂
30 - 37 mm
Cybister lateralimarginalis ♂


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