Copelatus pulchellus (Klug, 1834)

Hájek, Jiří & Reiter, Antonín, 2014, Adephagous water beetles (Coleoptera: Gyrinidae, Haliplidae, Noteridae, Dytiscidae) of Yemen and Dhofar region (Oman) with description of a new Hyphydrus from Socotra Island, Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54, pp. 63-99 : 81-82

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5314766

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scientific name

Copelatus pulchellus (Klug, 1834)
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Copelatus pulchellus (Klug, 1834)  

(Fig. 30)

Material examined. YEMEN: SOCOTRA ISLAND: 1J 2♀♀,

Dixam plateau, Sinhin area, 12°31ʹ08ʺN, 53°59ʹ09ʺE, 812 m,

1.–2.xii.2003, J. Farkač leg.; 5 JJ 5 ♀♀, Dixam plateau,

Dixam lake, 12°31ʹ23ʺN 53°57ʹ12ʺE, 1000 m, 12.v.2004,

A. Reiter leg.; 4 JJ 6 ♀♀, Al Haghier Mts. , wadi Madar   ,

12°33.2ʹN, 54°00.4ʹE, 1180–1230 m, springs, 12.–14.

xi.2010, J. Hájek leg. (all NMPC).

Notes. Matt females with striolate whole surface of elytra prevail in Socotra (Fig. 30) – the form was described by SHARP (1882) from Mesopotamia as a separate species under the name C.

strigulosus, but later synonymised with C. pul- Fig. 30. Copelatus pulchellus (Klug, 1834)   , female chellus by BALFOUR- BROWNE (1939). habitus.

Habitat. Collected in small pools of temporary stream, and in the littoral zone of larger permanent pool.

Distribution. A species occurring most probably in entire Sub-Saharan Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and Iraq ( GUIGNOT 1961). First record from Yemen ( Socotra Island).

Dytiscinae

NMPC

National Museum Prague

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Dytiscidae

Genus

Copelatus