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Hyphydrus elegans, larva from New Zealand, length about 6 mm
Hyphydrus elegans, male from Papua New Guinea
Taxonavigation: Adephaga 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Adephaga

Familia: Dytiscidae
Subfamilia: Hydroporinae
Tribus: Hyphydrini
Genus: Hyphydrus
Species: H. aequatorialis – H. bistrimaculatus – H. ceramensis – H. contiguus – H. decemmaculatus – H. dongba – H. elegans – H. falkenstromi – H. japonicus – H. lyratus – H. ovatus – H. pictus – H. sanctus – H. schillhammeri – H. schoedli – H. spangleri – H. toraja ...



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  • Biström, O. 1983: Hyphydrus aequatorialis n. sp. described from Cameroon (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). Entomologica scandinavica, 14(1): 67–68. DOI: 10.1163/187631283X00434
  • Biström, O. 1983: Hyphydrus holmeni n.sp. from Nepal (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). Insect Systematics & Evolution 14 (1): 107–108. Abstract: DOI: 10.1163/187631283X00506.
  • Biström, O. 1985: Hyphydrus spangleri sp. n., and notes on the species group H. conradsi (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae). Aquatic insects, 7(1): 29–32. DOI: 10.1080/01650428509361195 [not seen]
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  • Šťastný, J. 2000: Hyphydrus dongba sp. n. from Yunnan and taxonomical and distributional notes on the genus Hyphydrus (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) in China. Klapalekiana, 36(4): 297–306. [not seen]
  • Šťastný, J. 2007: New species and new records of Hyphydrus Illiger, 1802 from South-East Asia (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). Koleopterologische rundschau, 77: 67–80. [not seen]
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  • Wewalka, G.; Biström, O. 1993: Two new species of Hyphydrus from the Far East and the description of the female of H. celebensis Biström (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). Linzer biologische Beiträge, 25(2): 787–793. PDF


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