Microvelia panamensis Champion, 1898

Moreno-R., Claudia, Molina-J., Wendy, Barbosa, Julianna Freires & Moreira, Felipe, 2018, Aquatic and semiaquatic bugs (Insecta, Hemiptera, Heteroptera) from Toluviejo Municipality, Sucre Department, Caribbean region of Colombia, Check List 14 (6), pp. 985-1002 : 994-995

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.15560/14.6.985

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03826A40-FFD8-FFB0-FCCC-F9B1B07B9F4F

treatment provided by

Marcus

scientific name

Microvelia panamensis Champion, 1898
status

 

Microvelia panamensis Champion, 1898

New records. Colombia: Sucre: Toluviejo: Bobo Stream, station 1 (09°33′47″ N, 075°24′51″ W), Wendy Molina- J., 20.V.2017 (WMJ 088). Colombia: Sucre: Toluviejo: Pechilín Stream, station 1 (09°26′11″ N, 075°26′21″ W), Wendy Molina-J., 29.IV.2017 (WMJ 085). Colombia: Sucre: Toluviejo: Pechilín Stream, station 3 (09°26′10″ N, 075°26′27″ W), Claudia Moreno-R., 01.IV.2017 (CMR 127). Colombia: Sucre: Toluviejo: Camarón Stream (09° 32′32″ N, 075°24′33″ W), Wendy Molina-J., 11.II.2017 (WMJ 066).

Identification. Like the previous species, our material of M. panamensis was identified based on the males. In this case, there are no strong modifications of the terminalia, but they could be recognized by the venter of abdominal segment VIII elevated near the posterior margin, with an apical fringe of anteriorly curving setae, which are more easily seen in lateral view ( Polhemus 1977). Males also have minute spines on the hind femur, which were broken in some specimens, and straight hind tibia.

Distribution in the Colombian Caribbean region. Cesar ( Polhemus 1977), Sucre (this work).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Veliidae

Genus

Microvelia