Microvelia mimula White, 1879

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

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.15560/14.6.985

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03826A40-FFD8-FFB3-FCCC-FC15B1AD9BE1

treatment provided by

Marcus

scientific name

Microvelia mimula White, 1879
status

 

Microvelia mimula White, 1879

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 4 (09°25′50″ N, 075°25′36″ W), Claudia Moreno-R., 29.IV.2017 (CMR 128).

Identification. Our material of this species was identified based on the males, because females can be confused with other species, especially when in the macropterous form. All males of M. mimula have the terminalia distinctly modified, with the dorsum of abdominal segment VIII expanded laterally, the venter of this segment widely excavated on the posterior margin, and the proctiger with large lateral projections ( Drake and Carvalho 1954).

Distribution in the Colombian Caribbean region. Sucre (this work).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Veliidae

Genus

Microvelia