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Published: 2018-11-20
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Report of Frank Balfour-Browne’s collecting in Gran Canaria and Madeira (1932-1933), with the description of Ochthebius (Cobalius) lanthanus sp. nov. (Coleoptera, Hydraenidae)

Institute of Evolutionary Biology (CSIC-Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Passeig Maritim de la Barceloneta 37, E-08003 Barcelona, Spain.
Aquatic Coleoptera Conservation Trust, Ayr, Scotland, U.K.
Coleoptera Hydraenidae Ochthebius Cobalius new species Canary Islands


Ochthebius (Cobalius) lanthanus sp. nov. is described from rockpools in Gran Canaria, based on specimens collected by Professor F. Balfour-Browne in 1932 and newly collected material. The species is morphologically very similar to O. (Cobalius) algicola Wollaston, 1871 from Madeira, but at a genetic distance of ca 10% as measured with the gene cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1. The water beetle collections of Balfour-Browne’s trip to Gran Canaria (1932) and Madeira (1933) are also reported.



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