Hydrophilidae (Water-Scavenger Beetles)

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

Genus Cercyon 

 

Genus Dactylosternum

IMG 5400  IMG 5401

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

#2. Early January 2015
Sisters Beach
Photos KE

#3. Mid November 2010
nipaluna/Hobart
The 3mm beetle flew into the house very erratically and then attempted to dislodge the active mite that was crawling over its body.
Photos KE
     


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
Photo KE

IMG 5720