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Published: 2020-01-23

A new species of Daploeuros Watts (Coleoptera: Scirtidae)

Department of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Taxonomy, University of Wrocław, Przybyszewskiego 65, 51-148 Wrocław, Poland.
Coleoptera marsh beetles identification key Scirtoidea Scirtinae


Daploeuros reichertae sp. nov. is described from New South Wales, Australia. The species is the smallest member of the genus, easy to distinguish on the basis of the morphology of the male copulatory organs. A short supplementary description of the female of Daploeuros tasmanicus Watts and a key to identify the species of Daploeuros are provided.



  1. Watts, C.H.S. (2011) Revision of Australian Scirtidae of the genera Chameloscyphon gen. nov., Daploeuros gen. nov., Dasyscyphon gen. nov., Eurycyphon gen. nov., Macrodascillus Carter, Petrocyphon gen. nov. and Spaniosdascillus gen. nov. (Coleoptera). Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 135 (1), 66–110.

    Watts, C.H.S. (2014) The larvae of some Australian Scirtidae (Coleoptera) with a key to known genera. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 138 (1), 1–91.