Andogyrus is a genus of beetles in the family Gyrinidae, containing the following species:[1]

  • Andogyrus attenuatus Ochs, 1954
  • Andogyrus buqueti (Aubé, 1838)
  • Andogyrus depressus (Brullé, 1838)
  • Andogyrus ellipticus (Brullé, 1838)
  • Andogyrus forsteri Ochs, 1958
  • Andogyrus gaujoni Ochs, 1954
  • Andogyrus glaucus (Dejean, 1836)
  • Andogyrus gracilipes Ochs, 1954
  • Andogyrus ohausi Ochs, 1954
  • Andogyrus peruvianus (Régimbart, 1907)
  • Andogyrus puncticollis Ochs, 1954
  • Andogyrus sedilloti (Régimbart, 1883)
  • Andogyrus seriatopunctatus (Régimbart, 1883)
  • Andogyrus zimmermanni Ochs, 1954
Scientific classification

Ochs, 1924


  1. ^ Gyrinidae Species List at Joel Hallan's Biology Catalog. Texas A&M University. Retrieved on 9 May 2012.

Gyrininae is a subfamily of ground and water beetles in the family Gyrinidae. There are at least 60 described species in Gyrininae.

Whirligig beetle

The whirligig beetles are a family (Gyrinidae) of water beetles that usually swim on the surface of the water if undisturbed, though they swim underwater when threatened. They get their common name from their habit of swimming rapidly in circles when alarmed, and are also notable for their divided eyes which are believed to enable them to see both above and below water. The family includes some 700 extant species worldwide, in 15 genera, plus a few fossil species. Most species are very similar in general appearance, though they vary in size from perhaps 3 mm to 18 mm in length. They tend to be flattened and rounded in cross section, in plain view as seen from above, and in longitudinal section. In fact their shape is a good first approximation to an ellipsoid, with legs and other appendages fitting closely into a streamlined surface.

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