Hydrovatus acuminatus Motschulsky, 1859

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: 117

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/E8514D44-ADB0-39F4-D8A9-2DC4BEA20F58

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scientific name

Hydrovatus acuminatus Motschulsky, 1859
status

 

Taxon classification Animalia Coleoptera Dytiscidae

Hydrovatus acuminatus Motschulsky, 1859 

Synonyms.

Hydrovatus acuminatus furvus  Guignot, 1950; Hydrovatus affinis  Régimbart, 1895; Hydroporus badius  Clark, 1863; Hydrovatus consanguineous  Régimbart, 1880; Hydrovatus ferrugineus  Zimmermann, 1919; Hydrovatus humilis  Sharp, 1882; Hydroporus malaccae  Clark, 1863; Hydrovatus obscurus  Motschulsky, 1859; Hydrovatus obscurus  Régimbart, 1895; Hydrovatus sordidus  Sharp, 1882

Remarks.

Ponds in dense vegetation.

Distribution.

Widespread in Afrotropics, to Oriental Region.

St Lucia records.

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