Rhagovelia itatiaiana Drake, 1953

Moreira, F. F. F., Nessimian, J. L., Rúdio, J. A. & Salles, F. F., 2010, New species and new records of Veliidae from Espírito Santo State and adjacent Minas Gerais State, Brazil, with notes on nomenclature (Insecta: Heteroptera: Gerromorpha), Journal of Natural History 44 (45 - 46), pp. 2761-2801: 2795

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.1080/00222933.2010.512423

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/013287D9-FFEB-FF87-ABE6-FD407B34F997

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scientific name

Rhagovelia itatiaiana Drake, 1953
status

 

Rhagovelia itatiaiana Drake, 1953  

Rhagovelia itatiaiana   was known only from localities in Rio de Janeiro ( Moreira and Ribeiro 2009), and is now recorded for the first time from Espírito Santo State. This is also the first record of macropterous specimens for this species, which are a little larger than the apterous forms, with the anterior band of the pronotum entirely yellow, and the wings opaque brown.

Examined material

Brazil: Espírito Santo – Santa Teresa, Nova Lombardia   , Capitel de Santo Antônio, Córrego Grande (área aberta) [19 ◦ 52 ′ 31.0 ′′ S, 40 ◦ 31 ′ 49.1 ′′ W, 768 m asl], 25 October 2008, (J.A. Rúdio and F.F. Salles): 2 apterous males, 3 apterous females; 18 February 2008: 2 apterous females. Santa Teresa, Reserva Biológica Augusto Ruschi , Cachoeira Grande [19 ◦ 52 ′ 30.1 ′′ S, 40 ◦ 33 ′ 21.9 ′′ W, 704 m asl], 20 February 2009, (J.A. Rúdio and F.F. Salles): 1 apterous female. Santa Teresa, Nova Lombardia GoogleMaps   , Capitel de Santo Antônio, Córrego Grande (área fechada) [19 ◦ 52 ′ 31.0 ′′ S, 40 ◦ 31 ′ 49.1 ′′ W, 768 m], 25 October 2008, (J.A. Rúdio and F.F. Salles): 5 apterous males, 5 apterous females, 2 macropterous females. Santa Teresa, Reserva Biológica Augusto Ruschi, Córrego 02 [19 ◦ 55 ′ 22.5 ′′ S, 40 ◦ 33 ′ 13.4 ′′ W, 805 m asl], 20 February 2009 (J.A. Rúdio; F.F. Salles): 6 apterous males, 4 apterous females. Santa Teresa, Nova Lombardia GoogleMaps   , Capitel de Santo Antônio, Córrego Grande , pinguela [19 ◦ 52 ′ 16.0 ′′ S, 40 ◦ 31 ′ 43.1 ′′ W, 718 m asl], 26 October 2008, (J.A. Rúdio; F.F. Salles): 1 apterous female. Santa Teresa, Nova Lombardia GoogleMaps   , Capitel de Santo Antônio [19 ◦ 52 ′ 31.6 ′′ S, 40 ◦ 31 ′ 40.8 ′′ W, 705 m asl], 24–25 October 2008, (J.A. Rúdio and F.F. Salles): 4 apterous males, 2 macropterous males, 1 apterous female, 2 macropterous females. Santa Teresa, Nova Lombardia, poção [19 ◦ 52 ′ 30.9 ′′ S, 40 ◦ 32 ′ 07.4 ′′ W, 739 m asl], 26 September 2008, (J.A. Rúdio and F.F. Salles): 3 apterous males. Santa Teresa, Nova Lombardia, Reserva Biológica Augusto Ruschi, ponto 01, 20 February 2009, (J.A. Rúdio; F.F. Salles): 13 apterous males, 8 apterous females GoogleMaps   .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Veliidae

Genus

Rhagovelia