Rhagovelia elegans 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 : 995

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.15560/14.6.985

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03826A40-FFDB-FFB0-FF49-F858B6FB9DA6

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Marcus

scientific name

Rhagovelia elegans Uhler, 1894
status

 

Rhagovelia elegans Uhler, 1894

New records. Colombia: Sucre: Toluviejo: Bobo Stream,

station 2 (09°33′45″ N, 075°24′46″ W), Wendy Molina- J., 26.IV.2014 (WMJ 008). Colombia: Sucre: Toluviejo: Pechilín Stream, station 2 (09°26′08″ N, 075°26′15″ W), Claudia Moreno-R., 29.IV.2017 (CMR 134). Colombia: Sucre: Toluviejo: Pechilín Stream, station 4 (09°25′50″ N, 075°25′36″ W), Wendy Molina-J., 25.II.2017 (WMJ 071). Colombia: Sucre: Toluviejo: Macaján Stream, station 2 (09°32′05″ N, 075°24′53″ W), Claudia Moreno-R., 03.VI.2017 (CMR 140).

Identification. Specimens examined belong to the elegans group sensu Polhemus (1997) based on the pronotum of the apterous form completely covering the mesonotum, posterolateral margins of male abdominal segment VII without black denticles, and posterior tibia of males and females with a crescent-shaped spur at the apex. Our individuals also display proctiger not prolonged posteriorly into a spine-like process and posterior femur with a single row of spines, which lead to the identification as R. elegans ( Polhemus 1997) .

Distribution in the Colombian Caribbean region. Cesar ( Aristizábal-García 2017), Magdalena ( Polhemus 1997), Sucre ( Aristizábal-García 2017, this work).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Veliidae

Genus

Rhagovelia