Tropisternus apicipalpis Chevrolat, 1834

Gonzalez-Rodriguez, Liza M., García-Hernández, Andrea L. & Clarkson, Bruno, 2017, First records of water scavenger beetle species (Coleoptera, Hydrophilidae) from Quindío Department, Colombia, Check List 13 (5), pp. 605-620: 613

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.15560/13.5.605

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5481260

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/496B879D-FFBF-FFF2-FF7C-AFB65BEEFE62

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Marcus

scientific name

Tropisternus apicipalpis Chevrolat, 1834
status

 

Tropisternus apicipalpis Chevrolat, 1834   ( Figs 15, 39)

Hydrophilus apicipalpis Chevrolat 1834: 44   .

Tropisternus apicipalpis (Chevrolat)   — Castelnau 1840: 53.

Tropisternus (Cyphostethus) apicipalpis (Chevrolat)   — Orchymont 1921b: 364.

Tropisternus (Pristoternus) apicipalpis (Chevrolat)   — Orchymont 1943: 54.

Tropisternus agilis Castelnau, 1840: 53   . Syn.: Orchymont 1921b: 364.

Diagnosis. Body 14–16 mm in length. Color black with dark green sheen. Punctation on head fine and strongly impressed. Meso-metaventral process forming a long keel posteriorly projected as a long spine that reaches the anterior third of abdominal ventrite II. Last ventrite with strong spine-like elevation projected posteriad with a tuft of short golden setae at apex. Parameres truncate apically, slightly longer than median lobe, weakly narrower at apex than at base; median lobe acuminate and wide at apex, slightly wider sub-basally; corona U-shaped, apically bifid; phallobase shorter than parameres.

Geographic distribution Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, Lesser Antilles, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, and Venezuela. First record from Quindío Department.

Material examined. Colombia, Quindío Department, La Tebaida Municipality, Pizamal neighborhood, 04°24ʹ 46.9ʺ N, 075°50ʹ34.2ʺ W, 1031 m a.m.s.l., 2015-II-04, L.M. González coll., CIUQ 10685–10690 (57 males, 42 females). Montenegro Municipality, El Gigante neighborhood, 04°34ʹ22.3ʺ N, 075°51ʹ11.6ʺ W, 1060 m a.m.s.l., 2007-VIII-30, A.L García coll., CIUQ 13280 (3 males, 1 female). Calarcá Municipality, Planadas Altas neighborhood, 04°27ʹ05.4ʺ N, 075°39ʹ22.3ʺ W, 2900 m a.m.s.l., 2007-IX-15, A.L García coll., CIUQ 13281 (1 male).

Remarks. Specimens were found in marshes and stream margins on stony and muddy substrates and on submerged vegetation.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Hydrophilidae

Genus

Tropisternus

Loc

Tropisternus apicipalpis Chevrolat, 1834

Gonzalez-Rodriguez, Liza M., García-Hernández, Andrea L. & Clarkson, Bruno 2017
2017
Loc

Tropisternus (Pristoternus) apicipalpis (Chevrolat)

Orchymont A d' 1943: 54
1943
Loc

Tropisternus (Cyphostethus) apicipalpis (Chevrolat)

Orchymont A d' 1921: 364
1921
Loc

Tropisternus apicipalpis (Chevrolat)

Castelnau FLN 1840: 53
1840
Loc

Tropisternus agilis

Orchymont A d' 1921: 364
Castelnau FLN 1840: 53
1840
Loc

Hydrophilus apicipalpis

Chevrolat A 1834: 44
1834