Copelatus mysorensis Vazirani, 1970

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: 250-251

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

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scientific name

Copelatus mysorensis Vazirani, 1970
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Copelatus mysorensis Vazirani, 1970 

( Figs 15–16 View Figure , 33–34 View Figure )

Copelatus mysorensis Vazirani, 1970: 319  .

Type locality. " India: Mysore [Karnataka]: Shimoga ". 

Type material. Copelatus mysorensis  : Holotype ♂, deposited in Museum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris, France (not studied).

Additional material examined. India: Maharashtra: 1♀, 120 km NE of Mumbai, Igatpuri env., 19°42.3′N, 73°33.1′E, 600 m, 1.–12.viii.2002, M. Fikáček & P. Šípek lgt. ( NMPCAbout NMPC)GoogleMaps  ; 1♂, 70 km SSW Pune, Mahabaleshwar , 1400 m, 30.ix.–2.x.2005, J. Bezděk lgt. ( NMPCAbout NMPC)  ; 1♂, 1♀, same data, but F. & L. Kantner lgt. ( SMNSAbout SMNS)  ; 1♂, 70 km S of Pune, Wai env., 2.–7.x.2005, J. Bezděk lgt. ( NMPCAbout NMPC)  ; 1♀, 40 km W of Pune, Mulshi env., 7.–11. x.2 0 0 5, J. Bezděk lgt. ( NMPCAbout NMPC)  ; 2 ♂, 1♀, 15 km E of Mahabaleshwar, E of Panchgani , table land, 17°55′N, 73°49′E, 1280 m, 3.–6.vi.2006, V. Ryjáček lgt. ( NMPCAbout NMPC)GoogleMaps  ; 4♂, 3♀, Satara distr., Panchagani [ Table land], 17°55.8′N, 73°48.4′E, 1320 m, 30.viii.2013, S.D. Sheth lgt. ( HVGC)GoogleMaps  ; 1♂, 1♀, Satara distr., Medha-Panchagani road, 17°52.1′N, 73°50.5′E 777 m, 30.viii.2013, S.D. Sheth lgt. ( HVGC)GoogleMaps  ; 2♀, Satara distr., Kaas area, 17°43.6′N, 73°49.5′E, 1237 m, 16.vii.2014, S.D. Sheth lgt. (HVGC); 1♀, Pune distr., Shirota , 18°49.1′N, 73°25.5′E, 645 m, 6.ix.2013, N. Modak & S. Padhye lgt. ( HVGC)GoogleMaps  ; 1♀, Pune distr., Panshet , 18°22.9′N, 73°37.3′E, 588 m, 7.vi.2014, S.D. Sheth lgt. ( HVGC)GoogleMaps  .

Diagnosis. Medium sized (TL: 4.9–5.6 mm), oblong oval species. Elytra brownish-black with yellowish base laterally from stria 2, longitudinal band between striae 3–4, sides laterally from stria 5, and yellowish apical fifth of elytra ( Fig. 15 View Figure ). Elytral striae well impressed: stria 1 starting subbasally; striae 2, 3 and 5 shorter than striae 1 and 4—not reaching apex of elytra; stria 6 shortest, ending approximately in apical fifth of elytral length. Female with short strioles in middle third of elytra between striae 4–6 ( Fig. 16 View Figure ). Median lobe sickle-shaped in lateral view; broad in basal two thirds, almost straight and narrowing to pointed apex in apical fourth ( Fig. 33 View Figure ). Parameres moderately broad, 'C'-shaped; apex short and broad; apical lobes long, club-shaped ( Fig. 34 View Figure ).

Collecting circumstances. The species was found in temporary pools on high level lateritic plateaus ( Fig. 35– 37 View Figure ), as well as in a remnant pool of a rivulet with algal vegetation.

Distribution. A species distributed in south-western India. Ghosh & Nilsson (2012) listed the species from Gujarat, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. We add records from Maharashtra (Nashik, Pune and Satara districts) in the altitudinal range 70–1,320 m a.s.l.

NMPC

National Museum Prague

SMNS

Staatliches Museum fuer Naturkund Stuttgart

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Dytiscidae

Genus

Copelatus

Loc

Copelatus mysorensis Vazirani, 1970

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

2018
Loc

Copelatus mysorensis

Vazirani, 1970 : 319