Sharon Knight Jasper, Ph.D.
The University of Texas at Austin
School of Biological Sciences
1 University Station A5400
Austin, TX 78712
Water Beetle World (WBW) is a newsletter for world-wide water beetle workers (WWWBW). Say that fast 3 times! This is not intended to be a scientific journal but more of a news room where our activities can be shared, where we can look for help with sticky problems, where we can announce our publications, and much more. It will be up to you, the WWWBW, to decide. My name is Sharon Jasper and I work on Haliplidae. As the editor of this newsletter, I hope you will support its continuation with your contributions - not of money - but of your news, photos, images, species checklists, etc.
Haliplus solitarius Sharp 1882
Please contribute your news, help requests, photos, etc., to make WBW more useful for everyone!
NEW!!NABS COLEOPTERA BIBLIOGRAPHY FOR 2009NEW!!
I had to put the bibliography in two files so you will have to combine them after downloading. Instructions and hints for use are on the A-K page.
KEY WORDS: Coleoptera, Hydrophiloidea, Hydrophilidae, Helophoridae, Epimetopidae, Georissidae, Hydrochidae, Spercheidae, immature stages, larva, pupa, egg case, biology, ecology, bibliography.
From: Anders Nilsson < email@example.com>
WORLD CATALOGUE OF INSECTS. Edited by M. Hansen & E. S. Nielsen. 25 x 17
** Vol. 1: Hansen, M.: Hydraenidae. (Coleoptera.) 1998. 168 pages.ISBN 87-88757-27-7. DKK 290,00
** Vol. 2: Hansen: M.: Hydrophiloidea. (Coleoptera.) October 1999. 410 pages. ISBN 87-88757-31-5. DKK 690,00
** Vol. 3: Nilsson, A.: Dytiscidae. (Coleoptera). 2001. 24 x 17 cm. 395 pages. ISBN 87-888757-62-5. DKK 690,00.
** Vol. 4: Gielis: Pterophoroidea & Alucitidae. (Lepidoptera). 2003. 193 pages. ISBN 87.88757-68-4. DKK 320,-.
** Vol. 5: Baldizzone et al.: Coleophoridae. 2003. Approx. 200 pages. DKK 320,-
You can order these at http://www.apollobooks.com/
Anders Nilsson homepage http://www.emg.umu.se/projects/biginst/andersn/
Also, see a beetle image sent to us by Anders.
is now available in its entirity on the web at: http://www.floridadep.org/labs/cgi-bin/sbio/keys.asp#keys Additions and corrections are available from John's website at http://home.comcast.net/~johnepler3/index.html. Also available at the Florida Library are keys to many other groups in Florida, like dragonflies, damselflies, caddisflies, FW snails and clams, mites, and more. They are available as PDF files for downloading or printing. If you print them, you may need to adjust the percentage at which the page prints. For example, I found the dragonfly and damselfly pages printed well at aabout 120%, but I never could get the caddisfly pages to print small enough.
This site contains a list of the 90,000 species known from the Nearctic region, along with links to all kinds of interesting stuff. It's a great site for scientists, educators, students, and anyone interested in natural history. It has sections and links for systematics, evolution, ecology, conservation and much more. Take a look!
An image of Haliplus nitens.
Also, visit a bibliography of over 7,000 aquatic beetle citations posted by Warren Brigham at the Illinois Natural History Survey. This bibliography has been of great use to me personally and I know to many of you also. However, Warren's bibliography is not being updated. Now all these citations (and more) are now on WBW. See above.
Warren also posted taxonomic information of water beetles at his site.
I have received some beautiful photos to post on Water Beetle World.
From Adrian Chalkley: A_C_Chalkley@compuserve.com
Adrian has a website that pusblishes the records of the Freshwater Invertebrate Survey of Suffolk, England. At the moment it includes Ephemeroptera, Heteroptera, Hirudinia and Cladocera, but will soon include his own Coleoptera records. See his site at http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~sbrc/sbrc05.htm
And from Gerard Visser:
I am not a beetle specialist or biologist, just a pharmacist with far too
little spare time. I will send you some questions later.
As for now, maybe you like my picture of a female Dytiscus I caught in my
(little) pool May 1997. Photo with MicroNikkor 55mm, scanned with
Canoscan 2700F. Got some more pictures of water beetles and other
pond creatures (I'm interested in almost the whole pond world).
Gerard has also sent a photo of a Peltodytes larva.
Greetings from Gerard Visser, Almelo Holland
The Balfour-Browne Club is an organization in the United Kingdom of water beetle workers from everywhere. To learn more about this group, CLICK HERE.
View the Table of Contents of the 7th issue of their newsletter, Latissimus.
View the Table of Contents of the 8th issue of their newsletter, Latissimus.
View the Table of Contents of the 9th issue of their newsletter, Latissimus.
1998 meeting information, photos and lists.
"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze new problems, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects." -- Robert A. Heinlein from "Time Enough For Love"
Last updated on 1 December 2008