Neptosternus strnadi Hendrich & Balke, 1997

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

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

Name

Neptosternus strnadi Hendrich & Balke, 1997

  • original combination: Neptosternus strnadi Hendrich & Balke, 1997

Type locality

NW-Thailand, Huai Sua Tao, Mae Hong Son (Hendrich & Balke 1997).

Type material

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

Distribution

North-western Thailand (Hendrich & Balke 1997) and China (Zhao et al. 2012)

Records from Thailand

From Thailand only known by the type material. Holotype: "NW-Thailand 1992 Mae Hong Son Huai Sua Tao 11-17.V. leg. Jan Strnad" (NMW). Paratypes (182 Ex.): 11 exs.': "NW-Thailand, Mac Hong Son, Ban Si Lang, 19°19'N, 97°59'0, 1200 m, 23.-31.V.1991, Dembicky leg." (cBH, NMW); "169 exs.: NW-Thailand, Mae Hong Son, Ban Si Lang, 1200 m, 1.-8.V.1992, Horak leg." (NMW, cBH); 2 exs.: "N-Thailand, Suan Pu, 5.V.l992, Strnad leg." (NMW, cBH) (Hendrich & Balke 1997).

Habitat

Unknown. Most probably rheophilic and collected in clear forest streams.

Taxonomy

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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.

Other references

Zhao, S., Hájek, F., Jia, F. & Pang, H. 2012: A taxonomic review of the genus Neptosternus Sharp of China with the description of a new species (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Laccophilinae). Zootaxa 3478: 205-211.

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