Troutnut.com Fly Fishing for Trout Home
User Password
or register.
Scientific name search:

Hydrophilidae (Giant Water Scavenger Beetles) Beetle Adult Pictures

 This is a water beetle. It is the hardest object in the world to pick up with tweezers. The second hardest is Mount Everest.

This beetle was collected from the Namekagon River on January 13th, 2004 and added to Troutnut.com on January 25th, 2006.

Shown Full Size
AddEmail
Hydrophilidae (Giant Water Scavenger Beetles) Beetle Adult from the Namekagon River in Wisconsin
Shown Full Size
AddEmail
Hydrophilidae (Giant Water Scavenger Beetles) Beetle Adult from the Namekagon River in Wisconsin

Recent Discussions of this Adult

Giant Water Scavenger Beetle 2 Replies »
Posted by GONZO on Oct 14, 2006
Last reply on Nov 27, 2006 by GONZO
I'm not great on beetle identification, but this one seems pretty easy--Hydrophilus triangularis.
ReplyBeetle ID 1 Reply »
Posted by DMM on Nov 19, 2006
Last reply on Nov 20, 2006 by Troutnut
Beetles can be very tricky to identify. It has been my experience that it is extremely difficult to identify many insects to the species level based on pictures alone. It may not be able to be positively identified to genus either. The family is probably correct though, except the family isn't listed here. The family should be Hydrophilidae. Hydrophiloidea is a superfamily designation. Having said that, GONZO's ID could be correct (and if he has the experience, probably is), it's just not possible for me to confirm this.
Reply

Start a Discussion of this Adult:

You must log in at the top of the page to post. If you haven't registered yet, it's this easy:

Username:          Email:

Password:    Confirm Password:

I am at least 13 years old and agree to the rules.
Top 10 Fly Hatches
Top Gift Shop Designs
Top Insect Specimens
Miscellaneous Sites