Checklist of the Dryopidae (Coleoptera) of Louisiana


Matthew L. Gimmel

Louisiana State Arthropod Museum

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA  70803

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Last updated: 08 September 2009


2 genera, 4 species



Helichus basalis LeConte, 1852

                Distribution: Allen, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Caldwell, Catahoula, Claiborne, De Soto, East Feliciana, Grant, Jackson, Lincoln, Natchitoches, Rapides, Red River, Sabine, Vernon, West Feliciana, Winn

                Source: LSAM (det. C.B. Barr); Barr & Chapin (1988: 118)


Helichus fastigiatus (Say, 1824)

                Distribution: Bienville, Catahoula, East Feliciana, Grant, Jackson, La Salle, Rapides, Red River, Washington, West Feliciana

                Source: LSAM (det. H.P. Brown); Barr & Chapin (1988: 119)


Helichus lithophilus (Germar, 1824)

                Distribution: Catahoula, De Soto, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Grant, La Salle, Livingston, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine, Saint Tammany, Tangipahoa, Vernon, Washington, West Baton Rouge, West Feliciana, Winn

                Source: LSAM (det. H.P. Brown; J.B. Chapin); Barr & Chapin (1988: 120)


Pelonomus obscurus LeConte, 1852

                Distribution: Calcasieu, East Baton Rouge, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson, Plaquemines, Saint Martin, Vermilion, West Baton Rouge

                Source: LSAM (det. H.P. Brown); Barr & Chapin (1988: 121)



Barr, C.B. and J.B. Chapin. 1988. The aquatic Dryopoidea of Louisiana (Coleoptera: Psephenidae, Dryopidae, Elmidae). Tulane Studies in Zoology and Botany, 26: 89164.



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