Checklist of the Gyrinidae (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


3 genera, 11 species (+ 2 species of probable occurrence)



Dineutus carolinus LeConte, 1868

                Distribution: Cameron, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, Saint Mary, Tangipahoa

                Source: LSAM (det. J.J. Pulliam, III; B. Monroe; F.E. Wood); Roberts (1895: 283) (state record only)


Dineutus discolor Aubé, 1838

                Distribution: Livingston, Saint Helena, Saint Tammany

                Source: LSAM (det. unknown)


Dineutus emarginatus (Say, 1823)

                Distribution: Acadia, Washington

                Source: LSAM (det. P.J. Spangler; M. Gimmel)


Gyretes sinuatus LeConte, 1852

                Distribution: Beauregard, East Feliciana, Livingston, Natchitoches, Saint Tammany, Tangipahoa, Vernon, Washington

                Source: LSAM (det. J.J. Babin; M. Gimmel); Babin & Alarie (2004: 556)


[Gyrinus aeneolus LeConte, 1868]

                Distribution: probably occurs in northern Louisiana (occurring in east Texas, southwest Missouri, and central North Carolina)

                Source: Oygur & Wolfe (1991: 68) (map only)


Gyrinus analis Say, 1825

                Distribution: Allen, Bossier, Caddo, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Franklin, Grant, Iberia, Natchitoches, Saint James

                Source: LSAM (det. S. Oygur); Oygur & Wolfe (1991: 67) (map only)


[Gyrinus elevatus LeConte, 1868]

                Distribution: probably occurs in Louisiana (occurring in east Texas, Georgia, and Florida)

                Source: Oygur & Wolfe (1991: 68) (map only)


Gyrinus fraternus Couper, 1865

                Distribution: West Feliciana

                Source: LSAM (det. S. Oygur)


Gyrinus gibber LeConte, 1868

                Distribution: Beauregard, East Baton Rouge, West Feliciana

                Source: LSAM (det. S. Oygur); Oygur & Wolfe (1991: 51) (map only)


Gyrinus marginellus Fall, 1922

                Distribution: East Feliciana, Livingston, Saint Tammany, Washington

                Source: LSAM (det. S. Oygur; M. Gimmel)


Gyrinus pachysomus Fall, 1922

                Distribution: East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Tangipahoa

                Source: LSAM (det. S. Oygur; B.L. Monroe); Oygur & Wolfe (1991: 71) (map only)


Gyrinus parcus Say, 1834

                Distribution: Cameron

                Source: LSAM (det. Daussin)


Gyrinus woodruffi Fall, 1922

                Distribution: Livingston

                Source: LSAM (det. unknown); Oygur & Wolfe (1991: 68) (map only)



Babin, J. and Y. Alarie. 2004. Taxonomic revision of genus Gyretes Brullé (Coleoptera: Gyrinidae) from America north of Mexico. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 58: 538567.

Oygur, S. and G.W. Wolfe. 1991. Classification, distribution and phylogeny of North American (north of Mexico) species of Gyrinus Müller (Coleoptera: Gyrinidae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 207: 1–97.

Roberts, C.H. 1895. The species of Dineutus of America north of Mexico. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 22: 279–288.



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