Six new species and new records of the genus Desmopachria Babington (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Hyphidrini) from Brazil and redescription of D. varians Wehncke, 1877

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https://doi.org/10.11606/1807-0205/2018.58.41

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Hydroporinae, Desmopachria, Aquatic beetle, Taxonomy, Neotropical Region

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Six new species of the genus Desmopachria Babington, 1841 are described and illustrated from Brazil: D. anauine sp. nov., D. carranca sp. nov., D. francischettii sp. nov., D. nigrasphera sp. nov., D. nigricoxa sp. nov. and D. yanomami sp. nov. Desmopachria varians is redescribed and illustrated from syntypes photos and material identified by Dr. Frank Young. New records for eight other species from Brazilian states are presented here: D. amyae Miller, 2001 has a new record from Minas Gerais State, D. grammosticta Braga & Ferreira‑Jr., 2015 have new records from Minas Gerais and São Paulo States, D. granoides Young, 1986 has a new record from Espirito Santo State, D. laevis Sharp, 1882 have new records from Espírito Santo and Parana States, D. leptophallica Braga & Ferreira‑Jr., 2014 has a new record from Paraná State, D. sioli Young, 1980 has a new record from Minas Gerais State, D. striola Sharp, 1887 have new records from Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo States and D. volatidisca Miller, 2001 has a new record from Paraíba States and an unpublished record of D. challeti Miller, 2001 from Brazil.

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Rafael Benzi Braga, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Instituto de Biologia (IB), Departamento de Zoologia, Laboratório de Entomologia.

Avenida Carlos Chagas Filho, 373, Bloco A, Sala 107, Cidade Universitária, CEP 21941‑971, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.

Nelson Ferreira-Jr., Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Instituto de Biologia (IB), Departamento de Zoologia, Laboratório de Entomologia.

Avenida Carlos Chagas Filho, 373, Bloco K, Sala 01, Cidade Universitária, CEP 21941‑971, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.

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2018-10-02

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Braga, R. B., & Ferreira-Jr., N. (2018). Six new species and new records of the genus Desmopachria Babington (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Hyphidrini) from Brazil and redescription of D. varians Wehncke, 1877. Papéis Avulsos De Zoologia, 58, e20185841. https://doi.org/10.11606/1807-0205/2018.58.41

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