Hygrobia davidi Bedel, 1883

Chinese screech beetle, David's water hygrobia



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1873 (1883?)



Jiangxi Province, China


Biology & Ecology




Only known from the holotype (Hawlitschek et al. 2012).

The holotype, a male, is in Paris ([url=]source[/url]).






Original scientific description:

Bedel, L. (1883). Untitled communication (Description d'un Coleoptere nouveau du genre Hygrobia Latr.). Bull. Seances Soc. Entomol. France (6) 3:xxiii-xxiv.


Other references:

Hawlitschek, Oliver, Hendrich, Lars and Balke, Michael. (2012). Molecular phylogeny of the squeak beetles, a family with disjunct Palearctic-Australian range. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 62(1): 550–554. [Abstract]

Jach, M. A. (1995). Hygrobiidae (Coleoptera), p.109-110. In: Jäch, M.A. and Ji, L. (eds.). Waterbeetles of China. Wien: Zoologisch-Botanische Gesellschaft in Österreich and Wiener Coleopterologenverein.

Wu, C. F. (1932). Aquatic insects of China. Article xiv. Catalogue of Chinese Hygrobiidae. Peking Nat. Hist. Bull. 7: 351-352.

Zimmermann, A. (1920). Dytiscidae, Haliplidae, Hygrobiidae, Amphizoidae, 71:1-326. In Coleopterorum Catalogus. S. Schenkling, ed. W. Junk, Berlin.


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