Taxon profile


Great Silver Water Beetle
Hydrophilus piceus (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Coleoptera - beetles »  family Hydrophilidae - Water Scavenger Beetles »  genus Hydrophilus »  subgenus Hydrophilus

Scientific synonyms

Dytiscus piceus Linnaeus, 1758
Hydrophilus angustior Rey, 1885
Hydrophilus niger Eichler, 1876
Hydrophilus ruficornis DeGeer, 1774
Hydrophilus viridicollis Redtenbacher, 1844
Hydrous piceus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Hydrous turkestanus Kuwert, 1893
Stethoxus plicifer Bedel, 1891

Type taxon of:Hydrophilus Geoffroy, 1762 (Dytiscus piceus Linnaeus, 1758), Hydrous Linnaeus, 1775 (Dytiscus piceus Linnaeus, 1758)


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Links and literature

EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [188785]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Hydrophilus piceus (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
CZ EN Farkač J., Král D. & Škorpík M. (eds.) (2005): List of threatened species in the Czech Republic. Invertebrates, Agentura ochrany přírody a krajiny ČR, Praha, 760 pp. [as Hydrophilus piceus (Linné, 1758)]

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