Picaultia Distant, 1913

Ghahari, Hassan, Moulet, Pierre, Ostovan, Hadi & Linnavuori, Rauno E., 2013, An annotated catalog of the Iranian Dipsocoromorpha, Enicocephalomorpha, Gerromorpha, Leptopodomorpha and Nepomorpha (Hemiptera: Heteroptera), Zootaxa 3641 (4), pp. 301-342: 310

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scientific name

Picaultia Distant, 1913
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Subgenus Picaultia Distant, 1913 

Microvelia (Picaultia) macani Brown, 1953 

Microvelia hozari macani Brown, 1953: 584  (as new subspecies); Microvelia perexigua Linnavuori, 1960: 54  ; Microvelia macani Linnavuori, 1986: 38  .

Distribution in Iran. Guilan (Linnavuori & Hosseini 2000), Hormozgan (Linnavuori 2004), Khuzestan (Linnavuori 2009).

General distribution. Eremian, occurring in the Arabian Peninsula, Israel, Iraq, and Iran (Andersen 1995; Linnavuori et al. 2011).

Comments. Collected at light traps in Guilan (Linnavuori & Hosseini, 2000); in biotopes with Juncus  sp. ( Juncaceae  ), Phragmites  sp. (Poaeceae), and sedges (Linnavuori 2009).

The genus Picaultia Distant  was synonymized with Microvelia  by China & Usinger (1949), but its subgeneric status was reinstated by Andersen & Weir (2003).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Veliidae