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A new population of Dytiscus lapponicus Gyllenhal, 1808 from Belgium with notes on the distribution and ecology of the species (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae)

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Original languageEnglish
JournalBulletin van de Koninklijke Belgische Vereniging voor Entomologie = Bulletin de la Société royale belge d'entomologie
Volume151
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)226-232
Number of pages7
ISSN1374-8297
Publication statusPublished - Dec-2015

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During an eco-hydrological study on the aquatic habitats in the nature reserve ‘Ophovenerheide’ Dytiscus lapponicus Gyllenhall, 1808 was encountered in two small oligotrophic lakes. The species was only known from two populations in the province of Antwerpen. This new record also represents the Southernmost confirmed population of D. lapponicus in Europe, with exception of the population of D. lapponicus disjunctus in the Maritime Alps. In this article the distribution and the habitat in Belgium is discussed and the possible threats for the Belgian populations are given.

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