Hydrophilidae

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Hydrophilidae

[‚hī·drə′fil·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The water scavenger beetles, a large family of coleopteran insects in the superfamily Hydrophiloidea.
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A water scavenger beetle called Cryptopleurum subtile was collected during a survey of woody debris along the River Nethy near Aviemore.
The three species of water scavenger beetles (Hydrophilidae) were represented by different life stages.