Neptosternus bellus Hendrich & Balke, 1997

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Neptosternus bellus, from Thailand, Khao Sok NP. (Photo: František Slamka)

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Ordo: Coleoptera
Familia: Dytiscidae
Subfamilia: Laccophilinae
Tribus: Laccophilini
Genus: Neptosternus

Name

Neptosternus bellus Hendrich & Balke, 1997

  • original combination: Neptosternus bellus Hendrich & Balke, 1997

Type locality

“Thailand, Yala district, Betong, Gunung Cang dun (Hendrich & Balke 1997).

Type material

Holotype in Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, Vienna, Austria (Hendrich & Balke 1997).

Distribution

Southern Thailand (Hendrich & Balke 1997).

Records from Thailand

Only known by the type material: Holotype, male: "S-THAIL., Belang 1993 Gunung Cang dun vill. Yala dist., 25.3. 22.4. leg. Horak & Strnad" (NMW). Paratypes (8 exs.): 3 exs., with same data as holotype (cBH, NMW); 5 Ex.: "S-Thailand, Chumphon Prov., Umg. Pha To, 9"48'N 98°47'0, 27.111. 14.1V.l996, Prudek leg." (cBH) (Hendrich & Balke 1997).

Habitat

Unknown. Most probably rheophilic collected in clear forest streams. The specimens from Khao Sok NP were collected at light.

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Original description

  • Hendrich L. & Balke M. 1997: Taxonomische Revision der südostasiatischen Arten der Gattung Neptosternus Sharp, 1882 (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Laccophilinae). Koleopterologische Rundschau 67: 53-97.

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