Algophilus lathridioides Zimmermann, 1924:65

Table Mountain hairy crawling water beetle



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Algophilus lathridoides Zimmermann, 1924 [orth. error]


Conservation Status

Last record: 13 July 1946

Rediscovered on 24 August 2006 (van Vondel, 2010)



Simons Town, Cape Peninsula, South Africa


Biology & Ecology




Lectotype designated by (van Vondel, 2010).






Original scientific description:

Zimmermann, A. (1924). Die Halipliden der Welt. En-tomologische Blätter 20: 1-16, 65-80, 129-144, 193-213.


Other references:

Guignot, F. (1959). Revision des Hydrocanthares d’Afrique (Coleoptera Dytiscoidea), Part 1. Annales du Musée Royal  du  Congo  Belge  Tervuren (8) Sciences Zoologiques 70: 1-316.

Nilsson, Anders N. and van Vondel, Bernhard J. (2005). Amphizoidae, Aspidytidae, Haliplidae, Noteridae and Paelobiidae (Coleoptera, Adephaga). In: World Catalogue of Insects 7: 1-171.

Rebelo, A. G., Holmes, P. M., Dorse, C. and Wood, J. (2011). Impacts of urbanization in a biodiversity hotspot: Conservation challenges in Metropolitan Cape Town. South African Journal of Botany 77: 20-35.

Stals, R. and de Moor, I. J. (2007). Guides to the Freshwater Invertebrates of Southern Africa. Volume 10: Coleoptera. Prepared for the Water Research Commission December 2007. WRC Report No. TT 320/07.

Turner, Clive R. (2007). Water beetles associated with reservoirs on Table Mountain, Cape Town: implications for conservation. Journal of Insect Conservation 11(1): 75-83. [Abstract]

van Vondel, B. J. (2005). Haliplidae. In: Nilsson, A. N. (ed.). World Catalogue of Insects 7. Amphizoidae, Aspidytidae, Haliplidae, Noteridae and Pelobiidae (Coleoptera Adephaga). Stenstrup. Apollo Books. 171 pp.

van Vondel, Bernhard J. (2010). Revision of the Haliplidae of the Afrotropical region, including North Africa (Coleoptera). Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 153(2): 239-314. doi:10.1163/22119434-900000302


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