Copelatus insolitus Chevrolat, 1863

Manuel, Michaël, Deler-Hernández, Albert, Megna, Yoandri S. & Hájek, Jiří, 2018, Copelatus Erichson from the Dominican Republic, with the description of a new species, comments on elytral striation and faunistic notes on Antillean species (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Copelatinae), Zootaxa 4399 (3), pp. 371-385: 380

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4399.3.7

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scientific name

Copelatus insolitus Chevrolat, 1863
status

 

[ Copelatus insolitus Chevrolat, 1863   ]

Published records (Hispaniola). St. Domingo: Sharp (1882: 568); without precise locality: Blackwelder (1944: 77), Peck (2005: 44), Perez-Gelabert (2008: 77).

Diagnosis. See Megna & Epler (2012).

Remark. This species was recorded from Hispaniola by Sharp (1882) from Santo Domingo, and from Jamaica by Schaeffer (1908). Both records were subsequently repeated by Blackwelder (1944). However, the latter author was apparently not aware that at the same time, Young (1942) treated Antillean Copelatus   of the hydroporoides - group, described several new species from Cuba and Jamaica and restricted the occurrence of C. insolitus   to Cuba. Therefore, we consider its presence in Hispaniola as improbable. We were not able to trace any specimens of the hydroporoides -group from the Dominican Republic, but if such exist, they likely represent another, potentially undescribed species.

Distribution. Cuba; occurrence in Jamaica and Hispaniola doubtful.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Dytiscidae

Genus

Copelatus