Copelatus pulchellus (Klug, 1834)

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: 107

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.595.8614

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:72B0FD95-D6BB-428E-A679-57F05F7B6670

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/73B51CCA-85B4-B997-AAEC-B391CA812EE5

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scientific name

Copelatus pulchellus (Klug, 1834)
status

 

Taxon classification Animalia Coleoptera Dytiscidae

Copelatus pulchellus (Klug, 1834) 

Synonyms.

Copelatus africanus  Sharp, 1882; Copelatus basalis  Boheman, 1848; Copelatus discoideus  Sharp, 1882; Colymbetes marginipennis  Laporte, 1835; Copelatus obtusus  Boheman, 1848; Copelatus strigulosus  Sharp, 1882.

Remarks.

Standing waters, especially shallow pools.

Distribution.

Widespread to Western and Eastern Africa.

St Lucia records.

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

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Dytiscidae

Genus

Copelatus