Phylum Arthropoda
Class Insecta
Order Coleoptera
Family Carabidae
Common Name Ground Beetle
Distinguishing Characteristics
  • Subaquatic or inhabiting littorial region
  • Intertidal species in North America
  • 430 species known in New Hampshire
Larval Features
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Cummings, K.W. and R.W. Merritt. 1996. An Introduction to the Aquatic Insects of North America. Kendall and Hunt Publishing Company. Boston.