Pterosthetops harrisoni Perkins & Balfour-Browne, 1994

Bilton, David T., 2014, New species and new records of Pterosthetops: eumadicolous water beetles of the South African Cape (Coleoptera, Hydraenidae), Zootaxa 3811 (4), pp. 438-462: 454-458

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Pterosthetops harrisoni Perkins & Balfour-Browne, 1994

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Pterosthetops harrisoni Perkins & Balfour-Browne, 1994  

Described from Franschhoek Forest Reserve and Du Toit’s Kloof Pass in the southwest of the Western Cape. Type material labelled as being collected from marginal stream vegetation and on stones and roots in stream through broken granite. Additional records extend the known range north to the Cederberg. All new records from rock faces below springs.

Additional records: September 2002 Western Cape, Bainskloof Pass above Wellington, seepages over rock beside R 301 road on north side of pass— 1 ♂; 26 /ix/ 2012 same locality— 1 ♂; 21 /ix/ 2010 Western Cape, Cederberg, Uitkyk Pass, seepages over rock on roadside ( Fig. 5 View FIGURE 5 C)— 1 ♂; 24 /ix/ 2012 same locality— 2 ♂, 1 ♀. Distribution Fig. 9 View FIGURE 9 .