New data on the little-known species of the water scavenger beetle Helophorus pitcheri Angus, 1970 (Coleoptera: Hydrophiloidea: Helophoridae)




Helophorus pitcheri, the Russian Far East, morphology, ecology, distribution, phenology


New data on the distribution, ecology, and phenology of Helophorus pitcheri Angus, 1970, previously known from three type specimens from Southern Siberia and a single find from China, are presented. The species is recorded for the first time from the Russian Far East (Amur Region and Khabarovsk Territory). Biotopes are indicated, and a list of Hydrophiloidea species which was found with H. pitcheri is given. Presumably, the species is an acidophilic stagnophile. Adults were found in June and August. 5 figs, 1 tabs, 7 refs.


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“New data on the little-known species of the water scavenger beetle Helophorus pitcheri Angus, 1970 (Coleoptera: Hydrophiloidea: Helophoridae)” (2020) The Kharkov Entomological Society Gazette, 28(1), pp. 12–16. doi:10.36016/KhESG-2020-28-1-2.