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Family: Hydroscaphidae

Life > Eukaryotes > Opisthokonta > Metazoa (animals) > Bilateria > Ecdysozoa > Panarthropoda > Tritocerebra > Arthopoda > Mandibulata > Atelocerata > Panhexapoda > Hexapoda > Insecta (insects) > Dicondyla > Pterygota > Metapterygota > Neoptera > Eumetabola > Holometabola > Coleoptera (beetles) > Suborder: Myxophaga

Tiny aquatic beetles with clubbed antennae. Larvae and adults feed on jelly-like algae. Likely to occur in southern Africa but not yet recorded. 

   

 

 
   
 

Iziko Museums of Cape Town, 2006

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