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First records of the interstitial water beetle Hydroporus ferrugineus Stephens, 1829 (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) for Flanders and Brussels and new records from the Walloon region.

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Original languageEnglish
JournalBulletin van de Koninklijke Belgische Vereniging voor Entomologie = Bulletin de la Société royale belge d'entomologie
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)47-51
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2014


The water beetle Hydroporus ferrugineus Stephens, 1829 was recorded for the first time in Flanders and the Brussels region. This species was previously only known from the ‘Hautes Fagnes’ in the province of Liège, but there are recent records from the Brussels region and the provinces of Oost- Vlaanderen, Luxembourg and Hainaut. In this article, the recent Belgian records are summarized and the historic, recent and expected distribution in Belgium is described and discussed. Furthermore, the habitat of this species is discussed.

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