Aquatic Coleoptera and Heteroptera of the Lake Naujan National Park, Oriental Mindoro, the Philippines

Hendrik Freitag, Clister Pangantihon


This study presents results of faunistic surveys at Lake Naujan and two of its tributaries, Oriental Mindoro. These activities were part of the rapid ecological assessments conducted by the graduate students of the Biology Department of De La Salle University-Manila on February 22–23, 2010. The sampling sites examined are briefly described. Records of 49 Coleoptera and 12 Heteroptera species are listed, including 13 endemic taxa and five new records for the Philippines. All species, but in particular those with interest for conservation and new records from Mindoro or the Philippines are discussed.

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