Family: Haliplidae

Crawling Water Beetles

These photos supplement pages 145-158 of the Guide to Aquatic Invertebrates of the Upper Midwest. Information on the biology of Dytiscidae can be found on page 155. Some Haliplidae have long filaments extending from their bodies as in the photo to the right, while some have only short filaments.

Haliplid larva

Haliplid larva tarsal claw Haliplid larva terminus

Coleoptera Larvae

ChrysomelidaeChrysomelidae
Reed Beetle


DytiscidaeDytiscidae
Predaceous Diving Beetle


Coleoptera Elmidae LarvaeElmidae
Riffle Beetles


Gyrinidae larvaGyrinidae
Whirligig Beetles


Haliplid larvaHaliplidae
Crawling Water Beetles


Hydrophilidae larvaHydrophilidae
Water Scavenger Beetles