Acilius Leach

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Acilius sulcatus
Taxonavigation: Adephaga 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Cladus: Pancrustacea
Cladus: Allotriocarida
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Holometabola
Superordo: Coleopterida
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Adephaga

Familia: Dytiscidae
Subfamilia: Dytiscinae
Tribus: Aciliini
Genus: Acilius
Species (13): A. abbreviatus – A. athabascae – A. canaliculatus – A. confusus – A. duvergeri – A. fraternus – A. japonicus – A. kishii – A. mediatus – A. semisulcatus – A. sinensis – A. sulcatus – A. sylvanus

[source: Bergsten & Miller (2006)]


  • Acilius Leach, 1817
    • placed on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology by Riley & China (1961: 369), with the Name No. 1454
    • Gender: masculine
    • Type species: Dytiscus sulcatus Linnaeus, 1758
      • Fixation: monotypy



  • Ádám, L. 1993: Haliplidae, Gyrinidae, Noteridae, Dytiscidae, Laccophilidae and Hydroporidae (Coleoptera) of the Bükk National Park. Pp. 77-87 in: Mahunka, S. (ed.) The fauna of the Bükk National Park. Volume 1. Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest. [not seen]
  • Arts, M.T.; Maly, E.J.; Pasitschniak, M. 1981: The influence of Acilius (Dytiscidae) predation on Daphnia in a small pond. Limnology and oceanography, 26(6): 1172–1175. JSTOR
  • Bergsten, J. 2005: Taxonomy, phylogeny, and secondary sexual character evolution of diving beetles, focusing on the genus Acilius. Umeå University: Sweden. ISBN 91-7305-845-9 PDF
  • Bergsten, J.; Miller, K.B. 2006: Taxonomic revision of the Holarctic diving beetle genus Acilius Leach (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). Systematic entomology, 31(1): 145–197. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.2005.00309.x PDF
  • Hilsenhoff, W.L. 1975: Notes on Nearctic Acilius (Dytiscidae), with the description of a new species. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 68(2): 271–274.
  • Riley, N.D.; China, W.E. 1961: Opinion 619. Acilius Leach, 1817 (Insecta, Coleoptera); preservation by use of the plenary powers to vary the ruling given in Opinion 522. Bulletin of zoological nomenclature, 18: 369–371. BHL BioStor


Vernacular names[edit]

čeština: Příkopník
русский: Полоскун