Hydroporus pilosus (Guignot)

Pilose Diving Beetle (Hydroporus pilosus)

The Pilose Diving Beetle was described in 1949; it inhabits, or rather inhabited, streams on the islands of Gran Canaria and Tenerife in the Canary Islands.

The species reaches a length of 0,28 to 0,32 cm; it is broadly ovate in shape and brownish black in color.

The Pilose Diving Beetle was not found during recent field studies and might be extinct. [1]


syn. Hydrotarsus pilosus Guignot



[1] Volker Lüderitz; José Ramón Arévalo; José María Fernández-Palacios; Silvia Fernández-Lugo; Katharina Eller; Uta Langheinrich: Freshwater endemic species and the ecological status of streams in the Canary Islands. Journal of Mediterranean Ecology 14: 45-54. 2016


edited: 17.11.2021