Hydrochus obscurus Sharp

Perkins, Philip D., 2021, Taxonomy of water beetles in the genus Hydrochus Leach, 1817, from Bolivia, Brazil and Paraguay (Coleoptera: Hydrochidae), Zootaxa 4994 (1), pp. 1-93: 48

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4994.1.1

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5043992

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scientific name

Hydrochus obscurus Sharp
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Hydrochus obscurus Sharp  

Figs. 4 View FIGURE 4 , 63 View FIGURE 63

Hydrochus obscurus Sharp 1882: 90  

Hydrochus vanbergehenegouweni Makhan 1992   ; syn. Oliva (1996); Perkins (2019c).

Originally described from Guatemala. Records from several South American countries are in the literature; however, some of these records are invalid synonymies proposed by Oliva (1992), for H. corruscans Bruch   ( Argentina) (see Perkins 2019a), and H. elsjeae Makhan   (which see, herein). Locality data and deposition records have been published for Venezuela and Peru ( Perkins 2019c, 2020c, respectively), and there are many records for Central America ( Perkins, 2021). The locality data records for Bolivia, Brazil and Paraguay are given below. H. obscurus   is the most commonly collected Neotropical Hydrochus   , has the greatest distribution range ( Paraguay to Mexico, Fig. 63 View FIGURE 63 ), but has not been collected in the high Andes. Habitus and male genitalia illustrations are given in Perkins (2019c, 2020a).

Material examined (106): Bolivia: Beni, 7 km SW Trinidad , elev. 163 m (14°52’12’’S, 64°57’32’’W), 18.vii.1998, leg. K. B. Miller (3 SEMC) GoogleMaps   ; Beni Stn., Palm Camp, NE. of San Borja, 6–9.viii.1988, leg. Robert W. Brooks (1 SEMC)   ; Santa Cruz, 2.7 m S of San Jose , elev. 333 m (17°52’20’’S, 60°44’28’’W), 27.vi.1999, leg. K. B. Miller (5 SEMC) GoogleMaps   ; Potrerillos del Guenda, Preserva Natural , elev. 370 m (17°40’S, 63°27’W), 1–4.x.2007, leg. Wappes & Morris (2 SEMC) GoogleMaps   ; Prov. Sara , 2 km NW of Santa Rosa, 21.ii.1969, leg. A. Martinez & R.E. Woodruff (2 NMNH)   . Brazil: Amazonas , 20 km SW Itapiranga, 9.xi.1969, leg. JM & BA Campbell (1 NMNH)   ; Goias, Santa Isabel, Ilha do Bananal, Rio Araguaia , 15–22.vii.1957, leg. B. Malkin (1 CAS)   ; Mato Grosso, Caceres , MT., (16°4’S, 57°41’W), 1–30.xii.1955, leg. M. Alvarenga (6 NMNH) GoogleMaps   ; same locality, 2–4.xii.1955, leg. M. Alvarenga (9 CAS) GoogleMaps   ; Corumba -., leg. F. Plaumann [no date] (2 NMNH, 4 NHM); same locality, 21–23.ii.1954, leg. Gans & Pereira (1 NMNH) GoogleMaps   ; Jacaré, Parque Nacional do Xingu , (15°16’S, 57°42’W), 1–30.xi.1965, leg. M. Alvarenga & Bokermann (1 NMNH) GoogleMaps   ; Para, Curua R., W. of Santarem, SPVEA—FAO ExpSta , 1.v.1963, leg. F. G. Werner (3 NMNH)   ; Rio Xingu Camp, Altamira (ca. 60km S.), (3°39’S, 52°22’W), 1–7.x.1986, leg. P. Spangler & O. Flint (3 NMNH) GoogleMaps   ;); Rio de Janeiro, Atafona , 1–29.iii.1964, leg. N. Menezes (1 NMNH)   . Amazonas , 20 km SW Itapiranga, 9.xi.1969, leg. JM & BA Campbell (1 NMNH)   ; Goias, Santa Isabel, Ilha do Bananal, Rio Araguaia , 15–22.vii.1957, leg. B. Malkin (1 CAS)   ; Mato Grosso, Caceres , MT., (16°4’S, 57°41’W), 1–30.xii.1955, leg. M. Alvarenga (6 NMNH) GoogleMaps   ; same locality, 2–4.xii.1955, leg. M. Alvarenga (9 CAS) GoogleMaps   ; Corumba -., leg. F. Plaumann [no date] (2 NMNH, 4 NHM); same locality, 21–23.ii.1954, leg. Gans & Pereira (1 NMNH) GoogleMaps   ; Jacaré, Parque Nacional do Xingu , (15°16’S, 57°42’W), 1–30.xi.1965, leg. M. Alvarenga & Bokermann (1 NMNH) GoogleMaps   ; Mato Grosso do Sul, Corumbá , (c. 29 km SE) on BR-262 -19.3062 -57.60382, 25.vi.2018, Drying marsh with abundant vegetation and detritus, leg. Hamada and team, BR18-0625-02A (1 INPA) GoogleMaps   ; Mato Grosso do Sul, Corumbá, Paraguay River (-18.95184 -57.66642), 101m, 25.vi.2018, Macrophytes along river margins and in floating island mats, leg. Hamada and team, BR18-0625-01A (1 INPA) GoogleMaps   ; Brazil   , Mato Grosso do Sul, Miranda (c. 9.5 km SW) on MS-339 (-20.32119 -56.42563), 131 m, 26.vi.2018, Marsh area along side stream, leg. Hamada and team, BR18-0626-03A (6 INPA, SEMC) GoogleMaps   ; Para, Curua R., W. of Santarem, SPVEA—FAO ExpSta , 1.v.1963, leg. F. G. Werner (3 NMNH)   ; Rio Xingu Camp, Altamira (ca. 60km S.), (3°39’S, 52°22’W), 1–7.x.1986, leg. P. Spangler & O. Flint (3 NMNH) GoogleMaps   ; Rio de Janeiro, Atafona , 1–29.iii.1964, leg. N. Menezes (1 NMNH)   ; Roraima, Amajari , c. 16 km W on RR-203, (3 36.874’N, 61 33.470’W), 125m, 13.i.2018, marsh, leg. Short, Benetti, Santana, BR 18-0113-04A (1 INPA) GoogleMaps   ; Amajari, Uraricoera River at BR-174, (3 27.995’N, 60 54.660’W), 85m, 13.i.2018, large pond, leg. Short, Benetti, Santana, BR 18-0113-03A (9 INPA, SEMC) GoogleMaps   ; Bonfim, Arraia River, nr. BR-401, c. 8 km SW. Bonfim , (3 21.061’N, 59 54.230’W), 80m, 12.i.2018, Gravel margins of river, leg. Short, BR 18-0112-01A -. (2 SEMC) GoogleMaps   ; Bonfim , BR-401, c. 13 km SW of Bonfim, (3 19.109’N, 59 56.326’W), 100m, 12.i.2018, marsh area with complex of habitats from deep pools to shallow vegetated margins, leg. Short, BR 18-0112-04A (5 SEMC) GoogleMaps   ; Caroebe, Reservoir by Usina de Jatapú , (0.872953° -59.282170°), 185m, 17.i.2018, small pool on side of stream, leg. Short, BR 18-0117-01C (1 INPA)   ; Caroebe, Rio Caroebe , ca. 13 km NE of Caroebe, (00 54.786’N, 59 34.397’W), 150m, 17.i.2018, margins of sandy river, leg. Short & Benetti, BR 18-0117-04A -. (9 INPA, SEMC) GoogleMaps   ; Caroebe, Rio Jatapú, near Usina de Jatapú , (00 50.939’N, 59 18.262’W), 145m, 17.i.2018, marginal pools of river, leg. Short, BR 18-0117-02A (13 INPA, SEMC) GoogleMaps   . Paraguay: Dep. Boqueron, Mistolar , (23°13’S, 61°41’W), 3–12.x.1997, leg. Drechsel (12 NMW) GoogleMaps   ; Dep. Central   , Asuncion, 2.x.1992, leg. U. Drechsel (1 NMW)   .

SEMC

University of Kansas - Biodiversity Institute

NMNH

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

NHM

University of Nottingham

INPA

Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia

NMW

Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Hydrochidae

Genus

Hydrochus

Loc

Hydrochus obscurus Sharp

Perkins, Philip D. 2021
2021
Loc

Hydrochus obscurus Sharp 1882: 90

Sharp, D. 1882: 90
1882