Mesovelia amoena 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 : 993-994

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.15560/14.6.985

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03826A40-FFD9-FFB3-FCCC-F9E4B32A9BA6

treatment provided by

Marcus

scientific name

Mesovelia amoena Uhler, 1894
status

 

Mesovelia amoena Uhler, 1894

Figure 13

New records. Colombia: Sucre: Toluviejo: Bobo Stream, station 4 (09°33′49″ N, 075°24′49″ W), Claudia Moreno- R., 11.IV.2017 (CMR 129). Colombia: Sucre: Toluviejo: Bobo Stream, station 5 (09°33′48″ N, 075°24′52″ W), Claudia Moreno-R., 22.VIII.2015 (CMR 104). Colombia: Sucre: Toluviejo: Macaján Stream, station 2 (09°32′05″ N, 075°24′53″ W), Wendy Molina-J., 11.II.2017 (WMJ 067).

Identification. Mesovelia amoena is parthenogenetic in the tropics of America and in Hawaii, where it was introduced ( Moreira et al. 2008). Therefore, our material consists solely of females, which could be determined by the characters: body brown and around 2.0 mm long, and the middle femur without spines on the posterior surface ( Moreira et al. 2008).

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

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Mesoveliidae

Genus

Mesovelia