Mesovelia mulsanti 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-FF49-FA7BB6529EC5

treatment provided by

Marcus

scientific name

Mesovelia mulsanti White, 1879
status

 

Mesovelia mulsanti White, 1879

New records. Colombia: Sucre: Toluviejo: Bobo Stream, station 6 (09°33′46″ N, 075°24′51″ W), Claudia Moreno- R., 28.II.2015 (CMR 079). Colombia: Sucre: Toluviejo: Pechilín Stream, station 4 (09°25′50″ N, 075°25′36″ W), Wendy Molina-J., 29.IV.2017 (WMJ 087).

Identification. Differing from M. amoena , our material of M. mulsanti includes both males and females. They are clearly longer than the former species, with body length slightly over 3.0 mm, are lighter and yellowish, and have spines on the posterior surface of the middle femur. Males also show 2 tightly packed clusters of stout black spinules on abdominal sternite VIII ( Moreira et al. 2008).

Distribution in the Colombian Caribbean region. Atlántico ( Neering 1954), Cesar (Morales-Castaño et al. 2008), Magdalena ( Floriano et al. 2016), Sucre (this work).

Family Veliidae

Subfamily Microveliinae

Microvelia Westwood, 1834

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Mesoveliidae

Genus

Mesovelia