Hydrochus debilis Sharp

Perkins, Philip D., 2021, Taxonomy of Central American water beetles in the genus Hydrochus Leach, 1817 (Coleoptera: Hydrochidae), Zootaxa 4974 (3), pp. 459-503: 474

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4974.3.2

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:1BD6220B-7540-4A12-B3D2-5EDC1A3B7DD8

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4777914

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/4772526A-0045-FFC0-FF18-2E0617E6358B

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scientific name

Hydrochus debilis Sharp
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Hydrochus debilis Sharp  

Fig. 1 View FIGURE 1 , 39 View FIGURES 37–39

Hydrochus debilis Sharp 1882: 89   .

Originally described from Guatemala. New locality data records are given below. Images of the habitus and male genitalia, and detailed description of the male genitalia of the lectotype are given in Perkins (2020a)   .

Material examined (16): Belize: Blue Creek Village , 30.vi.1981, leg. W. E. Steiner (1 NMNH)   ; Belize, 48 km SW Belize City , 5.vii.1981, leg. W. E. Steiner (1 NMNH)   ; Belize Dist., Hattieville , 7-8.vii.1968, leg. W. L. Hasse (6 NMNH)   . Costa Rica: Guanacaste, Naciente de la Qu. Centeno Pocosol, elev. 200 m, 25.i.1997, leg. T. Goldschmidt (2 NMW)   . Guatemala: Peten, Parque National El Rosario, E of Sayaxche , elev. 145 m (16°31’26.9’’N, 90°9’36.32’’W), 16.x.2017, leg. R. S. Zack (4 WSU) GoogleMaps   ; Parque National Yaxha , ENE El Remate, elev. 167 m (17°4’1.99’’N, 89°24’.72’’W), 13.iii.2017, leg. R. S. Zack (1 WSU)   . Mexico: Veracruz, Los Tuxtlas area below La Palma, 15.v.1981, leg. Paul J. Spangler (2 NMNH)   .

Differential diagnosis. Among Central American species, recognized by the combination of moderate size (ca. 2.69–3.08 mm), the densely punctate pronotum with deep foveae, the elytral sculpture, each elytron having four raised interstriae: 3 rd slightly raised over basal ¼, 4 th raised in area anterior to large callus of 5 th, 5 th raised from about anterior ¼ to midlength, plus the usual callus of 5 th, and the male genitalia. The male genitalia are distinctively different from that of other Central American Hydrochus   .

NMNH

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

NMW

Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien

WSU

Weber State University, Bird and Mammal Collection

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Hydrochidae

Genus

Hydrochus

Loc

Hydrochus debilis Sharp

Perkins, Philip D. 2021
2021
Loc

Hydrochus debilis

Sharp, D. 1882: 89
1882