Eretes is a genus of beetles in the family Dytiscidae. The genus is native to the Afro-tropical region, the Palearctic (including Europe), the Near East, North Africa and the Asian region.

Eretes
Eretes sticticus.jpg
Eretes sticticus
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Eretini
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Eretes

Laporte, 1833
Species

4

A 2002 revision of the genus established four species. Species of this genus are variable in size and color, and individuals of a given species can be varied in appearance as well, so the morphology of the male genitalia is used to delimit species.[1]

The beetles are yellowish in color with black markings. They have large heads with long antennae.[1]

Species:[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Miller, K. B. (2002). Revision of the genus Eretes Laporte, 1833 (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). Aquatic Insects, 24(4), 247-272.

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