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Algophilus lathridoides Zimmerman

Table Mountain Crawling Water Beetle (Algophilus lathridoides)  

The Table Mountain Crawling Water Beetle, described in the year 1924, is known only from the type locality near Simons Town in the Western Cape Province of South Africa.  

The species was obviously not found during recent field searches and is considered most probably extinct.  

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References:  

[1] T. R. New: Beetle Conservation. Springer 2007 
[2] A. G. Rebelo; P. M. Holmes; C. Dorse; J. Wood: Impacts of urbanization in a biodiversity hotspot: Conservation challenges in Metropolitan Cape Town. South African Journal of Botany 77: 20-35. 2011

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edited: 01.11.2020