Hydrophilus harpe sp. nov., a remarkable new species of giant water scavenger beetle from Brazil (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae)
Short Andrew E. Z., McIntosh IV Charles E.
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(2): 665-672, 2015
Abstract: A remarkable new species of giant water scavenger beetle, Hydrophilus
(Dibolocelus) harpe sp. nov., is described from Northeastern and Southeastern
Brazil. Measuring nearly 5 cm in length, it is one of the largest species of
Hydrophilidae in the world. It is superficially similar to Hydrophilus
masculinus (Régimbart, 1901) but is differentiated from that species by the
form of the male protarsal claw and tibial spurs. A lectotype for Hydrophilus
masculinus is also designated.
Key words: Coleoptera, Hydrophilidae, aquatic beetles, taxonomy, lectotype designation, South America, Neotropical Region