The Laccophilinae Gistel, 1848 of Belize (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae)

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Abstract

The taxonomic composition of the subfamily Laccophilinae Gistel, 1848 in Belize is reviewed based on material collected by the authors during a field survey in 2015 and literature. In total eight species were collected belonging to two genera. Four species are recorded from Belize for the first time: Laccophilus duplex Sharp, 1882; L. fasciatus fasciatus Aubé, 1838; L. ovatus zapotecus Zimmermann, 1970 and L. spangleri Zimmermann, 1970. Diagnostic characters, notes on the ecology and distribution of all species are provided and illustrated.
Original languageEnglish
JournalBelgian journal of entomology
Volume65
Pages (from-to)1-18
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - Mar-2018

Thematic List 2020

  • Water

Thematic list

  • Species and biotopes

EWI Biomedical sciences

  • B005-zoology

Taxonomic list

  • insects (Insecta)
  • beetles (Coleoptera)
  • Hydradephaga
  • Dytiscidae
  • Laccophilinae
  • Laccomimus
  • Laccophilus
  • water beetles

Geographic list

  • Neotropic
  • Belize

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