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Water Beetle World
The original.

Natural History Museum of Vienna
The largest active group of water beetle workers at one place

Aquatic Beetle Conservation

Florida Water Beetles
Download the entire key to the water beetles of Florida here!

Staphyliniformia database

Museums with significant holdings of Hydrophiloidea
Natural History Museum, London
Includes more than 2000 species of Hydrophiloidea, including many types specimens. Includes the collections of Sharp and Balfour-Browne. While coverage is worldwide in scope, the Old World is better represented.

Status: The Hydrophiloidea holdings have recently been moved to foam-bottom unit trays and organized to conform to Hansen 1999. We are lucky!

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/research-curation/departments/entomology/index.html

Naturhistoriches Museum Wien, Austria
Currently one of the most active water beetle collections in the World, the Hydrophiloidea holdings are worldwide in scope, with Europe and Asia (especially China and South East Asia) best represtend due to recent survey efforts.

Status: The Hydrophiloidea as with the rest of the aquatic coleoptera are housed in foam-bottom unit trays, organized according to Hansen 1999.

http://www.nhm-wien.ac.at/NHM/2Zoo/coleoptera/aqua/aqua.html

US National Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC
The largest collection of Hydrophiloidea in the world, although holdings of Old World material are extremely weak to negligable. Largely the legacy of P. J. Spangler's work in the Neotropics. The backlog of samples in alcohol is also immensly vast.

Status: The Hydrophiloidea as with the rest of the aquatic coleoptera are housed in foam-bottom unit trays, organized according to Hansen 1999.

Museum of Natural History, Brussles, Belgium

http://www.naturalsciences.be/institute/structure/entomology/

California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco

http://www.calacademy.org/research/entomology/

Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University

http://www.mcz.harvard.edu/Departments/Entomology/

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