Native SpeciesRiffle beetle

Coleoptera (order)
NOT FOUND by gmscrab
2017-10-02
Gorham
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by Yes
Peer reviewed by Brady Smith, Yes
Field Notes
Our location is in a shaded area on the west edge of the pond, the shade is helpful because we can study for longer times without getting too hot. We also have a good view of the pond so as we can see where the macros are most likely to live. We observed many weeds and reeds around us and macros like to hide in weeds. Around the pond there are many trees and shrubs, the pond smells very much like mud. It was very surprising to see how many dead trees there were in and around the pond. We were also expecting more larger wildlife like birds. The only major problem we ran into is that our study site is very muddy and that we are located on the side of a steep slope.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
We found a crawling water beetle but we chose a rifle beetle because it was the closest.The bug we found is not a crawling water beetle because crawling water beetles have orange spots and rifle beetles do not.
Photo of my evidence.
Riffle beetles also have segmented bodies and our crawling water beetle does not.
Photo of my evidence.
Crawling water beetles legs are straighter and don't have many bends. Riffle beetles have many bends in them.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I did not find it
Scientific name:
Coleoptera (order)
Common name:
Riffle beetle
Sampling method: 
Net
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 43.664679 °
Longitude: 
W -70.445521 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Freshwater - In a pond or lake
Trip Information
Name:
Ram Pond GMS
Trip date: 
Mon, 2017-10-02 08:54
Town or city: 
Gorham
Type of investigation: 
Species and Habitat Survey
Ecosystem: 
Freshwater
Watershed: 
Presumpscot
MIDAS Code: 
6942
Habitat Observations
Species diversity: 
20 different species
Evidence of vectors: 
Walking trail
People
Water temperature: 
21.1°C
pH: 
7.0
Dissolved oxygen: 
7.5mg/L
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