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COLEOPTERA, Helodidae --  <Images> & <Juveniles>


          Larvae of marsh beetles, Helodidae are aquatic and are known to feed on other insects (Clausen 1940/62).  They occur on vegetation in swamps and in damp rotting trash.  Some species have large hind femora, which are used for jumping.  The larvae have long slender antennae.


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 References:   Please refer to  <biology.ref.htm>, [Additional references may be found at: MELVYL Library ]


Nyholm, Tord.  1972.  Studies on the family Helodidae (Coleoptera).  Berlingska Boktryckeriet.