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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Adephaga

Familia: Dytiscidae
Subfamilia: Dytiscinae
Tribus: Aciliini
Genera (7): Acilius – Aethionectes – Graphoderus – Rhantaticus – Sandracottus – Thermonectus – Tikoloshanes


Aciliini Thomson, 1867

Aciliini is a tribe of predaceous diving beetles in the family Dytiscidae. There are 7 genera and at least 69 described extant species in Aciliini, along with 5 fossil species.[1][2][3]
Thermonectus basillaris
Larva of Aciliini


These seven genera belong to the tribe Aciliini:[4]

Acilius Leach, 1817 i c g b
Aethionectes Sharp, 1882 i c g
Graphoderus Dejean, 1833 i c g b
Rhantaticus Sharp, 1880 i c g
Sandracottus Sharp, 1882 i c g
Thermonectus Dejean, 1833 i c g b
Tikoloshanes Omer-Cooper, 1956 i c g

Data sources: i = ITIS,[1] c = Catalogue of Life,[5] g = GBIF,[6] b =[2]

"Aciliini Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2018-04-21.
"Aciliini Tribe Information". Retrieved 2018-04-21.
Miller, K.B.; J. Bergsten (2016). Diving Beetles of the World: Systematics and Biology of the Dytiscidae. pp. 131–132. ISBN 978-1-4214-2054-7.
Nilsson, Anders N.; Hájek, Jiří (2021). "A World Catalogue of the Family Dytiscidae or the Diving Beetles (Coleoptera, Adephaga)" (PDF) (1.I.2021 ed.).
"Catalogue of Life". Retrieved 2018-04-21.

"GBIF". Retrieved 2018-04-21.

Further reading

Larson, D. J.; Alarie, Y.; Roughley, R. E. (2001). "Predaceous Diving Beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) of the Nearctic Region, with emphasis on the fauna of Canada and Alaska". Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 94 (5): 769–770. doi:10.1603/0013-8746(2001)094[0769:PDBCDO]2.0.CO;2.

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