Microvelia longipes Uhler, 1894

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

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5479121

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03826A40-FFD8-FFB3-FCCC-FE9DB70A9DBD

treatment provided by

Marcus

scientific name

Microvelia longipes Uhler, 1894
status

 

Microvelia longipes Uhler, 1894

New records. Colombia: Sucre: Toluviejo: Pechilín Stream, station 3 (09°26′10″ N, 075°26′27″ W), Wendy Molina-J., 25.II.2017 (WMJ 070). Colombia: Sucre: Toluviejo: Macaján Stream, station 2 (09°32′05″ N, 075°24′53″ W), Wendy Molina-J., 11.II.2017 (WMJ 067). Colombia: Sucre: Toluviejo: Camarón Stream (09°32′32″ N, 075°24′33″ W), Wendy Molina-J., 11.II.2017 (WMJ 066).

Identification. Microvelia longipes is probably the most easily identified Neotropical species of the genus. Males have strikingly long hind legs that are much longer than the body. Female hind legs reach at least the apex of the abdomen and are very long compared to other species of Microvelia ( Nieser and Melo 1997, Padilla-Gil and Moreira 2013a).

Distribution in the Colombian Caribbean region. Cesar ( Aristizábal-García 2017), Sucre (this work).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Veliidae

Genus

Microvelia