Contribution to the knowledge of water beetles sensu lato (Coleoptera) from the upper course of the Neretva River in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Authors

  • Michaela Brojer 2nd Zoological Department (Entomology), Natural History Museum Vienna, Burgring 7, 1010 Vienna

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14720/ns.25.3.43-60

Keywords:

aquatic Coleoptera, new records, Georissus costatus, Hydraena bosnica, H. vedrasi, Stenelmis puberula

Abstract

Altogether, 57 species of water beetles sensu lato (Coleoptera) belonging to 11 families (Dytiscidae, Dryopidae, Elmidae, Georissidae, Gyrinidae, Hydraenidae, Helophoridae, Heteroceridae, Hydrophilidae, Limnichidae and Scirtidae) are presented based on a survey carried out in the upper section of the Neretva River. The Georissidae with two species, Georissus costatus Castelnau, 1840 and G. cf. laesicollis Germar, 1832, are reported for the first time from Bosnia and Herzegovina with certainty. Additional new records comprise Hydraena vedrasi Orchymont, 1931, Limnebius paganettii Ganglbauer, 1904, Cercyon ustulatus Preyssler, 1790, Dryops lutulentus (Erichson, 1847) and Limnichus incanus Kiesenwetter, 1851. The most speciose family collected were Hydraenidae with 18 species, seven endemic to the Balkans.

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31.12.2023

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Brojer, M. (2023). Contribution to the knowledge of water beetles sensu lato (Coleoptera) from the upper course of the Neretva River in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Natura Sloveniae, 25(3), 43–60. https://doi.org/10.14720/ns.25.3.43-60

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