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

Reed Beetle

Predaceous Diving Beetle

Coleoptera Elmidae LarvaeElmidae
Riffle Beetles

Gyrinidae larvaGyrinidae
Whirligig Beetles

Haliplid larvaHaliplidae
Crawling Water Beetles

Hydrophilidae larvaHydrophilidae
Water Scavenger Beetles