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For complete species descriptions and genitalia illustrations, see Čiampor et al. 2013.
This species can be distinguished from all other species of Hypsilara by the unique adeagus, possessing the following characters: long phallobase (ca. 0.6x as long as median lobe) and short parameres (ca. 0.67x as long as median lobe) (Čiampor et al. 2013).
Distribution and habitat
This species is known only from the type locality at a small, tannic stream flowing in degraded forest at Sierra de Lema, Gran Sabana, Venezuela (Fig. 2). The species was collected from submerged woody debris, roots, and leaf litter (Čiampor et al. 2013)
This species was described in a recent paper by Čiampor et al. (2013) and represents the second species described in the genus Hypsilara. A third species was also discovered at Auyán tepui, but not named, as it is known only from a single female (Fig. 2). Additionally, based on analysis of the cox 1 gene, they found that this genus is likely to be closely related to Phanoceroides, an unusual laraine of north and central South America (Čiampor et al. 2013).
- Maier, C; 2013: A revision of the Larainae (Coleoptera, Elmidae) of Venezuela, with description of nine new species ZooKeys, 329: 33-91. doi
- Čiampor F, Laššová K, Čiamporova-Zaťovičová Z (2013) Hypsilara breweri n.sp. from Venezuela: description of new species with notes on the morphology and phylogenetic relationships of the genus (Coleoptera: Elmidae: Larainae). Zootaxa 3635(5): 591-597. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3635.5.10