Sunday, April 1, 2012

Giant Water Scavenger Beetles (Hydrophilus sp.), Sumatra Indonesia



Photos of this bug were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This is the giant water scavenger beetle. It is from the family of Hydrophilidae under genus of Hydrophilus




This water beetle has dark brown color and long keel. The size is about 30mm.

Taxonomy:
Phylum : Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class : Insecta (Insects)
Order : Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder : Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Longhorn, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
Superfamily : Hydrophiloidea (Water Scavenger and Clown Beetles)
Family : Hydrophilidae (Water Scavenger Beetles)
Subfamily : Hydrophilinae
Tribe : Hydrophilini
Genus : Hydrophilus (Giant Water Scavenger Beetles)

Reference:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/9598/bgimage

Acknowledgment:
Fellows of /r/whatsthisbug especially to Mr. Joseph_P_Brenner


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