Native SpeciesRiffle beetle

Coleoptera (order)
NOT FOUND by gmsshrimp
2017-10-02
Gorham
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by Other student
Peer reviewed by Other student
Field Notes
I am happy because there is shade, and its not that hot and its not that cold. I see hear and smell the bad water and I can hear all the insects around us. I was surprised by how many insects were in the pond. Some questions, and problems I ran into were that the ground was very muddy, and water looked gross
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
We did not find the Water Scavenger Beetle so his face and eyes are black with yellow eyes just like a beetle, so this tells us that it is a Water Beetle. Also a Riffle Beetles eyes are very hard to see while the Scavengers Beetles eyes are easy to so
Photo of my evidence.
We did not find the Riffle Beetle because it has little hairs or wings on his legs and his legs are orange not like a Riffle Beetles legs which are long and don't have hairs.
Photo of my evidence.
It is a Water Scavenger Beetle because he dives into the water with a air bubble on his back that helps him breath under water. A Riffle Beetle does not have the air bubble on his back, and he does not dive into the water
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 43.664424 °
Longitude: 
W -70.445521 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Freshwater - By water's edge
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: 
Dirt road
Walking trail
People
Bridge
Water temperature: 
21.0°C
pH: 
7.0
Dissolved oxygen: 
7.5mg/L
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