Copelatus schuhi Hendrich & Balke, 1998

Sheth, Sayali D., Ghate, Hemant V. & Hájek, Jiří, 2018, Copelatus Erichson, 1832 from Maharashtra, India, with description of three new species and notes on other taxa of the genus (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Copelatinae), Zootaxa 4459 (2), pp. 235-260: 243-244

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4459.2.2

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scientific name

Copelatus schuhi Hendrich & Balke, 1998
status

 

Copelatus schuhi Hendrich & Balke, 1998 

( Figs 3 View Figure , 19–20 View Figure )

Copelatus schuhi Hendrich & Balke, 1998: 360  .

Type locality. "Westindien, Maharashtra, Lonavla".

Type material. Holotype ♂, deposited in NHMW (not studied).

Additional material examined. India: Maharashtra: 6 specimens, 4 km S Lonavala, Bhushi dam env., 500 m, 24.–28.ix.2005, J. Bezděk lgt. ( NMPCAbout NMPC)  ; 4 specimens, same data, but: F. & L. Kantner lgt. ( NMPCAbout NMPC, SMNSAbout SMNS)  ; 2 specimens, same data, but: 25.ix.2005, at light, L. Borowiec lgt. ( NMPCAbout NMPC)  ; 2 specimens, Tamhini, 18°35.2′N, 73°18.2′E, 70m, 27.viii.2013, S.D. Sheth lgt. (HVGC); 3 specimens, Devi Hasol, 16°44.4′N, 73°25.9′E, 164 m, 1.ix.2015, at light, M.R. Kulkarni & S.V. Paripatyadar lgt. (HVGC).

Diagnosis. Medium sized (TL: 4.0– 4.5 mm), elongate oblong oval species. Elytra with broad transverse testaceous basal band, which does not reach suture ( Fig. 3 View Figure ). Head and pronotum with numerous longitudinal strioles. Elytra with 1 2–13 superficially impressed dorsal longitudinal striae, ending between two thirds and three fourths of elytral length; although 12 dorsal striae being reported in holotype ( Hendrich & Balke 1998), in most specimens, an additional short stria presented in basal third of elytra, laterally from stria 12. Median lobe unevenly curved in lateral view; outer margin slightly sinuate, subapically broad, abruptly pointed at apex ( Fig. 19 View Figure ). Parameres 'D'-shaped, apex very narrow and long; apical lobes long ( Fig. 20 View Figure ).

Collecting circumstances. Copelatus schuhi  was found in an ephemeral water body, less than 10 cm in depth, with no vegetation ( Fig. 43 View Figure ); it is also occasionally attracted to light.

Distribution. The species is known so far from only three localities in Maharashtra ( Fig. 45 View Figure ).

NMPC

National Museum Prague

SMNS

Staatliches Museum fuer Naturkund Stuttgart

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Dytiscidae

Genus

Copelatus

Loc

Copelatus schuhi Hendrich & Balke, 1998

Sheth, Sayali D., Ghate, Hemant V. & Hájek, Jiří 2018

2018
Loc

Copelatus schuhi

: 360