Hydrophilidae (Water Beetles)

Subfamily Sphaeridiinae
Members of this subfamily are terrestrial, most of them feed on rotting substances.

Pending ID – Sphaeridiinae
#1. Mid January 2013
Hobart
Identification thanks to Boris Büche.
 

#2. Early January 2015
Sisters Beach

#3. Mid November 2010
Hobart
The 3mm beetle flew into the house very erratically and then attempted to dislodge the active mite that was crawling over its body.
 
 
Subfamily Hydrophilinae
Pending ID – Hydrophilinae

#4. Early October 2020
Bridport
Found in the lagoon behind Adams Beach
Identification thanks to Stanislav Litovkin and Matthew Pintar

IMG 5720

Pending ID – Hydrophilidae

#5. Possibly genus Cercyon?
Mid March 2017
Denison Beach
Identification thanks to Boris Büche

#5. cf. Cercyon sp.
Late December 2016
Hobart
Identification thanks to Boris Büche