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
Adult Features
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Merritt, R W., K W. Cummins, and M B. Berg. An Introduction to the Aquatic Insects of North America. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Company, 2008