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Volume 96 (1989), Issue 3-4, Pages 307-309

A New Species of Desmopachria (S. STR.) From the Antillean-Caribbean Region (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae)

Indiana University, Bloomington 47405, Indiana, USA

Received 2 July 1989

Copyright © 1989 Frank N. Young.


The small beetle described below is probably classified in many collections as either Desmopachria grana (Aubé) or Desmopachria nitida Babington. However, the male external genitalia (Fig. 1) are unique among the species of the typical subgenus of Desmopachria. The species is closest to Desmopachria glabricula Sharp, but the genitalia are distinctive (Fig. 2).

I take pleasure in dedicating this species to my friend and mentor, the late Phillip J. Darlington, Jr.