Aquatic Beetles Fauna in Nohwa and Bogil Islands, and Copelatus parallelus (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) and Scirtes sobrinus (Coleoptera: Scirtidae) New to South Korea

  • Jung, Sang Woo (DASARI Research Institute of BioResources) ;
  • Min, Hong Ki (National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage, Cultural Heritage Administration) ;
  • Lee, Dae-Hyun (DASARI Research Institute of BioResources)
  • Received : 2020.01.13
  • Accepted : 2020.04.08
  • Published : 2020.04.30


A faunistic list and distribution of aquatic beetles were given with two newly records, Copelatus parallelus Zimmermann, 1920 (family Dytiscidae) and Scirtes sobrinus Lewis, 1895 (family Scirtidae) from Nohwa and Bogil islands in South Korea. As a result, a total of 30 species belonging to 24 genera and eight families were recognized: 12 Dytiscidae species, eight Hydrophilidae species, three Haliplidae species, two Scirtidae species, two Gyrinidae species, one Noteridae species, one Elmidae species, and one Psephenidae species. Composition and habitus photographs of all collected aquatic beetles, habitats, and the diagnostic characters of C. parallelus and S. sobrinus are provided.


Supported by : National Institute of Biological Resources(NIBR)


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