Most Popular Links
Heteroceridae Level 1 Level 2
|Key Characters (adult)||
Variegated mud-loving beetles. Found in riparian mud or sand. Adults can be caught at lights in huge numbers.Generic and species identifications difficult without examining genitalia. Adults with prominent mandibles; legs modified for digging; antennae 9- or 11-segmented, very short, with a 6- or 7-segmented compact club; coloration varies from entirely light brown to spotted and/or striped.
|Key Characters (larva)||
Larvae found with the adults. Head projecting forward, with prominent mandibles; body widest in the thoracic segments, tapering posteriorly; legs well developed, 5-segmented.
|Distribution||CA, OR, WA, NV, AZ|