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Scarabaeides deperditus Germar 1839 (giant water bug)

Insecta - Hemiptera - Belostomatidae

Alternative combinations: Belostoma deperditum, Hydrophilus deperditus, Mesobelostomum deperditum

Synonyms: Belostomum hartingi Weyenbergh 1869, Stanislawia ewaae Lakshiminarayana 1984

Full reference: E. F. Germar. 1839. Die versteinerten Insecten Solenhofens. Nova Acta Physico-Medica Academiae Caesareae Leopoldino-Carolinae Naturae Curiosorum 19(1):187-222

Belongs to Scarabaeides according to F. T. Krell 2000

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Scarabaeides deperditus: Its type locality is Solnhofen (BSPGM Munich coll), which is in a Tithonian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal lime mudstone in the Solnhofen Formation of Germany
  • Belostomum hartingi: Its type locality is Solnhofen (Teyler Museum Collection), which is in a Tithonian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal lime mudstone in the Solnhofen Formation of Germany.
  • Stanislawia ewaae: Its type locality is Solnhofen (PAN Krakow Collection), which is in a Tithonian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal lime mudstone in the Solnhofen Formation of Germany.

Ecology:

Average measurements (in mm): body 8.00 x 3.50