Coleoptera Fieldwork

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Lowlands mostly in coastal areas - for Noteridae, Hydrovatus, Bidessini and all things swampy...

Papua: lowlands up to 2600 m — The Exocelina aka Papuadytes thing

Papua: High altitude grassland, above 2600 m up to 4000+

Climbing higher and higher in New Guinea island, you will occasionally find flat valleys with grass and tree ferns and swampy, peaty bottom. If the place is flat enough, there will be countless water bodies, larger and smaller. These contain only few water beetle species - all of them Dytiscidae. The species however differ between places, and they are usually very abundant. High altitude = few species = many specimens.