Hydrophilus harpe sp. nov., a remarkable new species of giant water scavenger beetle from Brazil (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae)
Andrew E. Z. Short, Charles E. McIntosh IV
|Citation||SHORT, Andrew E. Z. a IV, Charles E. McIntosh. Hydrophilus harpe sp. nov., a remarkable new species of giant water scavenger beetle from Brazil (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae. Prague: National Museum, 2015, 55(2), 665-671. ISSN 0374-1036 (print) 1804-6487 (online). Also available from: https://publikace.nm.cz/en/periodicals/aemnp/55-2/hydrophilus-harpe-sp-nov-a-remarkable-new-species-of-giant-water-scavenger-beetle-from-brazil-coleoptera-hydrophilidae|
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.