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