Copelatus caelatipennis angustatus Chevrolat, 1863

Megna, Yoandri S. & Epler, John H., 2012, A review of Copelatus from Cuba, with the description of two new species (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Copelatinae), Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52 (2), pp. 383-410: 390

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Copelatus caelatipennis angustatus Chevrolat, 1863
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Copelatus caelatipennis angustatus Chevrolat, 1863  

( Figs. 2 View Figs , 20 View Figs , 25 View Figs )

Copelatus angustatus Chevrolat, 1863: 201   .

Copelatus angustatus: GUNDLACH (1891: 37)   .

Copelatus caelatipennis angustatus: YOUNG (1963: 59)   , SPANGLER (1981: 153), EPLER (1996: 3.33, 2010: 5.45), LARSON et al. (2000: 48), FERNÁNDEZ (2001: 30), NILSSON (2001: 59), PECK (2005: 44).

Type locality. Cuba, La Habana Province.

Material examined. CUBA: PINAR DEL RÍO: Soroa , 13.vi.1963, 1 ex.   ; Dos Hermanas , 2.vii.1963, 1 ex. LA HABA-   NA: Marianao , iii.1963, 8 exs.   SANCTI SPÍRITUS: Los Galleguitos , 24.ii.1960, l ex   . LAS TUNAS: Sábalo , 6.viii.2005, Y. S. Megna leg., 1 ex.   ; Comunales , 4.x.2008, Y. S. Megna leg., 2 exs.   ; Comunales , 9.viii.2006, Y. S. Megna leg., 1 ex.   ; 12.i.2009, Y. S. Megna leg., 2 exs.   ; 16.i.2009, Y. S. Megna leg., 4 exs. GRANMA: Cauto Cristo , 13.vii.2004, L. Chavéz leg., 4 exs.   SANTIAGO DE CUBA: Caney del Sitio , 1.vi.2005, Y. S. Megna leg., 15 exs.   ; Las Lagunitas , 18.iii.2006, Y. S. Megna leg., 7 exs   ; San Rafael , 3.ix.2006, Y. S. Megna & Deler-Hernández leg., 85 exs.   ; Monte Barranca , 4.xii.2007, Deler-Hernández leg., 7 exs.   ; 5.xii.2007, Deler-Hernández leg., 3 exs.   GUANTÁNAMO: La Marsella, 22.i.2004, Y. S. Megna leg., 1 ex.  

Diagnosis. TL 4.4–4.9 mm; EW 2.0– 2.3 mm; see Table 1 for other body measurements. Elytron with a posterolateral submarginal stria and 10 discal striae ( Fig. 2 View Figs ); male protibia ventrobasally without emarginations; median lobe similar to a bird’s head ( Fig. 20a View Figs ); pronotum in both sexes usually without strioles on disc, strioles if present, restricted to sides.

Copelatus caelatipennis angustatus   is externally very similar to C. caelatipennis princeps   and C. caelatipennis fragilis Sharp, 1882   , but can be separated by its pronotum that is usually without strioles on the disc in both sexes.

Ecology. Previous to this study, the habitat of C. caelatipennis angustatus   had not been known as all specimens reported were collected at light ( SPANGLER 1981). This suggests that this species is a good flyer. In Cuba, C. caelatipennis angustatus   was collected in lentic (permanent and temporary) environments and is predominantly associated with turbid waters and muddy habitats.

Distribution. Widely distributed in Cuba ( Fig. 25 View Figs ). Also known from southern Florida ( YOUNG 1963; EPLER 1996, 2010; LARSON et al. 2000).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Dytiscidae

Genus

Copelatus

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Copelatus caelatipennis angustatus Chevrolat, 1863

Megna, Yoandri S. & Epler, John H. 2012
2012
Loc

Copelatus caelatipennis angustatus: YOUNG (1963: 59)

PECK S. B. 2005: 44
FERNANDEZ I. 2001: 30
NILSSON A. N. 2001: 59
LARSON D. J. & ALARIE Y. & ROUGHLEY R. E. 2000: 48
SPANGLER P. J. 1981: 153
YOUNG F. N. 1963: )
1963
Loc

Copelatus angustatus:

GUNDLACH J. C. 1891: )
1891
Loc

Copelatus angustatus

CHEVROLAT L. A. A. 1863: 201
1863