Microvelia pulchella Westwood, 1834

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-FE23B3A89A23

treatment provided by

Marcus

scientific name

Microvelia pulchella Westwood, 1834
status

 

Microvelia pulchella Westwood, 1834

New records. Colombia: Sucre: Toluviejo: Pechilín Stream, station 1 (09°26′11″ N, 075°26′21″ W), Wendy Molina-J., 11.IV.2015 (WMJ 037). Colombia: Sucre: Toluviejo: Pechilín Stream, station 2 (09°26′08″ N, 075°26′15″ W), Claudia Moreno-R., 25.II.2017 (CMR 118).

Identification. Our specimens of M. pulchella were identified based on the short pronotum in the apterous form, not covering the mesonotum ( Nieser and Melo 1997, Padilla-Gil and Moreira 2013a), and the bent hind tibia of the males. Males are elongated, with the sides of body more or less parallel, whereas females are much more robust and rounded.

Distribution in the Colombian Caribbean region. Cesar (Morales-Castaño et al. 2008), Sucre (this work).

Subfamily Rhagoveliinae

Rhagovelia Mayr, 1865

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Veliidae

Genus

Microvelia