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Hydroscaphidae (skiff beetles and water scavenger beetles)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Hydroscaphidae are a small family of water beetles known commonly as skiff beetles. As of 2010, there are 23 species in the family. Several are recently described. These beetles are small, most under 2 mm in length. They are tan to brown in color and the elytra are abbreviated, leaving several tapering tergites of the abdomen exposed. The wings are fringed with long setae. The larvae are fusiform, with a wide thorax and a narrowing abdomen. The reproductive cycle is not well known. In at least one species, the female lays a single large egg on the algal mat. Genera:
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