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Topic: Laccobius synonyms, Coleoptera, Hydrophilidae

The NBN has records of both Laccobius atrocephalus and L. ytenensis. The latter is a segregate of atrocephalus and as far as I know the true atrocephalus has never been recorded in UK. I don't have the latest Coleoptera checklist, but I'm sure I would have noticed a report in Latissimus if it had been found here. So I think the records should be merged under ytenensis.

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Re: Laccobius synonyms, Coleoptera, Hydrophilidae

OK, I'll sort that out. Mark Gurney has been working on a batch of Coleoptera updates so he would probably have fed that through to me. I've been delayed working on that though so we keep putting it off :)

Chris Raper, Manager of the UK Species Inventory, Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity,
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD.  (tel: 020 7942 5894)
also Tachinid Recording Scheme (http://tachinidae.org.uk/)