Checklist of the Noteridae (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


5 genera, 8 species



Hydrocanthus atripennis Say, 1834

                Distribution: Saint Landry

                Source: LSAM (det. M. Gimmel); Young (1985: 96) (state record only)


Hydrocanthus iricolor Say, 1823

                Distribution: Acadia, Beauregard, Bossier, Cameron, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Grant, Iberia, Jefferson, Lafourche, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Rapides, Saint Charles, Saint James, Saint Martin, Saint Mary, Saint Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Union, Vermilion

                Source: LSAM (det. J.J. Pulliam, III; D.A. Duerr, II)


Hydrocanthus oblongus Sharp, 1882

                Distribution: Cameron, Iberia, Saint Charles, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne

                Source: LSAM (det. P.J. Spangler; J.J. Pulliam, III; F.N. Young)


Notomicrus nanulus (LeConte, 1863)

                Distribution: Grant

                Source: LSAM (det. A. Tishechkin); LeConte (1863: 22) (state record only); Roughley (2001: 150) (state record only); Young (1978: 291) (state record only)


Pronoterus semipunctatus (LeConte, 1878)

                Distribution: Cameron

                Source: LSAM (det. P.J. Spangler)


Suphis inflatus (LeConte, 1863)

                Distribution: Cameron, East Baton Rouge, Iberia, Livingston, Rapides, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Vermilion, West Baton Rouge

                Source: Roughley (2001: 150) (state record only)


Suphisellus bicolor (Say, 1834)

                Distribution: Cameron, Concordia, Grant, Iberia, Lafourche, La Salle, Madison, Pointe Coupee, Rapides, Saint Charles, Saint Helena, Saint Landry, Saint Mary, Tangipahoa, Tensas, Terrebonne, Vermilion

                Source: LSAM (det. P.J. Spangler; F.N. Young; J.J. Pulliam, III); Young (1979: 426)


Suphisellus puncticollis (Crotch, 1873)

                Distribution: Cameron, Terrebonne, Vermilion

                Source: LSAM (det. J.J. Pulliam, III)



LeConte, J.L. 1863. New species of North American Coleoptera. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, 167: 186.

Roughley, R.E. 2001. Family 7. Gyrinidae [pp. 133-137]. In: American Beetles, Vol. 1: Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adephaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia (R.H. Arnett, Jr. and M.C. Thomas, editors). CRC Press, Boca Raton. 443 pp.

Young, F.N. 1978. The New World species of the water-beetle genus Notomicrus (Noteridae). Systematic Entomology, 3: 285293.

Young, F.N. 1979. Water beetles of the genus Suphisellus Crotch in the Americas north of Colombia (Coleoptera: Noteridae). The Southwestern Naturalist, 24: 409429.

Young, F.N. 1985. A key to the American species of Hydrocanthus Say, with descriptions of new taxa (Coleoptera: Noteridae). Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 137: 9098.



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