Copelatus predaveterus Miller 2003 (predaceous diving beetle)

Insecta - Coleoptera - Dytiscidae

Full reference: K. B. Miller. 2003. Copelatus predaveterus name, in The unusual occurrence of aquatic beetles in amber, Copelatus aphroditae Balke, n. sp. and C. predaveterus Miller, n. sp (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Copelatinae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 105:809-815

Belongs to Copelatus according to K. B. Miller 2003

Sister taxa: Copelatus aphroditae, Copelatus convexus, Copelatus fossilis, Copelatus ponomarenkoi, Copelatus stavropolitanus

Type specimen: AMNH DR-14-615, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Dominican amber (AMNH coll), which is in a Burdigalian/Langhian terrestrial amber in the Dominican Republic.

Ecology:

Distribution: found only at Dominican amber (AMNH coll)

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