Copelatus indicus Sharp, 1882

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: 247

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Copelatus indicus Sharp, 1882
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Copelatus indicus Sharp, 1882 

( Figs 7–8 View Figure , 25–26 View Figure )

Copelatus indicus Sharp, 1882: 582  .

Type locality. "India".

Type material. Copelatus indicus  : Lectotype ♂ (BMNH), designated by Vazirani (1970: 312), labelled: "Type [p, round label with red frame // India / 696 [hw] // Sharp coll. / 1905-313. [p] // Type 696 / Copelatus indicus  n.sp. / India [hw]" Paralectotypes: 1♂, "Co- / type [p, round label with yellow frame] // India 696 [hw] // Sharp coll. / 1905-313. [p] // Copelatus  / indicus  / ♂ Sharp. / Co-type [hw]"; 1♀, "Co- / type [p, round label with yellow frame] // 696 [hw] // India [p, underlined yellow] // Sharp coll. / 1905-313. [p] // Copelatus  / indicus  / Sharp. / ♀ Co-type [hw]"; 1♀, "Co- / type [p, round label with yellow frame] // India bor. / 696 [hw] // Sharp coll. / 1905-313. [p] // Copelatus  / indicus  / Sharp. / ♀ Co-type [hw]".

Notes. Median lobe of the lectotype lost.

Additional material examined. India: Maharashtra: 2♂, 4 km S Lonavala, Bhushi dam env., 500 m, 24.– 28.ix.2005, J. Bezděk lgt. ( NMPCAbout NMPC)  ; 1♂, 70 km S of Pune, Wai env., 2.–7.x.2005, J. Bezděk lgt. ( NMPCAbout NMPC)  ; 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  ; 1♂, 1♀, Satara distr., Kaas area, 17°43.4′N, 73°49.5′E, 1237 m, 16.vii.2014, S. D. Sheth lgt. (HVGC).

Diagnosis. Medium sized (TL: 4.8–5.4 mm), oblong oval species. Dorsal surface black, pronotal sides, elytra laterally from dorsal stria 4, and apex of elytra yellow ( Fig. 7 View Figure ). All six dorsal striae on elytra complete, well impressed; submarginal stria rather long, starting at about elytral midlength and terminates in approximately apical fifth of elytral length. Females with numerous short strioles covering basal two thirds of elytral length, except for base and lateral margin ( Fig. 8 View Figure ). Median lobe sickle-shaped in lateral view, in apical fourth gradually narrowing to obtusely pointed apex ( Fig. 25 View Figure ). Parameres 'D'-shaped; apex short and broad; apical lobes long, club-shaped ( Fig. 26 View Figure ).

Collecting circumstances. The species was found in a shallow, ephemeral water body.

Distribution. India; Ghosh & Nilsson (2012) listed the species from Assam, Bihar, Delhi, Jharkhand, Manipur, Tripura and Uttar Pradesh. We add records from Maharashtra (Satara District) ( Fig. 45 View Figure ).

NMPC

National Museum Prague

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Dytiscidae

Genus

Copelatus

Loc

Copelatus indicus Sharp, 1882

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

2018
Loc

Copelatus indicus

Sharp, 1882 : 582