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GYRINIDAE Latreille, 1810 (whirligig beetles)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Family)

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Balfour-Brown, F., 1940 British water beetles
Balfour-Browne, F.L., 1953 Coleoptera: Hydradephaga
Denton, J., 2013 Atlas of VC12 aquatic coleoptera
Foster, G., 2008 Whirligigs in Britain and Ireland
Module 7: advanced identification of water beetles (Coleoptera): Module 7: advanced identification of water beetles (Coleoptera)
Foster, G.N. & Friday, L.E., 2011 Keys to adults of the Water beetles of Britain & Ireland (part 1)
Freude, H., Harde, K.W. & Lohse, G.A. (Eds.) Die Käfer Mitteleuropas. Band 3: Adephaga 2.
Holmen, M., 1987 The Aquatic Adephaga (Coleoptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark, Volume I. Gyrinidae, Haliplidae, Hygrobiidae and Noteridae

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 3 general literature references to GYRINIDAE (whirligig beetles)

GYRINIDAE may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(insects and other 6-legged organisms)
(true insects)
(water and ground beetles)
water beetles (via Gyrinidae)

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 2 feeding and other relationships of GYRINIDAE (whirligig beetles)

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