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

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Hydrovatus acuminatus Motschulsky, 1859


Taxon classification Animalia Coleoptera Dytiscidae

Hydrovatus acuminatus Motschulsky, 1859 


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


Ponds in dense vegetation.


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.