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New water beetle (Copelatus posticatus) found on Saba

Sytske de Waart - 26 May 2021
Habitus of Copelatus posticatus, Saba, Saba Lake, 1.viii.2019 / Photo: Martin Soesbergen

A small predatory beetle was found in a zooplankton sample taken in Lake Saba. This is the first sighting of Copelatus posticatus on Saba and thus a new species for the Caribbean Netherlands. It is a common species in the Caribbean.

References: 
  • Soesbergen, M. & Hakkaart, Q. 2021. De waterroofkever Copelatus posticatus op Saba gevonden (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Copelatinae). Entomologische Berichten 81(3): 114-116.