Clypeodytes meridionalis Regimbart , 1895,

Perissinotto, Renzo, Bird, Matthew S. & Bilton, David T., 2016, Predaceous water beetles (Coleoptera, Hydradephaga) of the Lake St Lucia system, South Africa: biodiversity, community ecology and conservation implications, ZooKeys 595, pp. 85-135: 114

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Clypeodytes meridionalis Regimbart , 1895


Taxon classification Animalia Coleoptera Dytiscidae

Clypeodytes meridionalis Regimbart, 1895 


Clypeodytes seminulum  Régimbart, 1895; Clypeodytes cribrosus var. voiensis  Guignot, 1936.


Ponds, in shallow water with dense vegetation.


Widespread to Western, Central and Eastern Africa.

St Lucia records.

Not previously recorded from St Lucia. Recorded at Western Shores and Eastern Shores in July 2014 and January/February 2015, during the course of this study.