Rhagovelia tenuipes Champion, 1898

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 : 995-996

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.15560/14.6.985

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03826A40-FFDB-FFB1-FCCC-FC78B0599615

treatment provided by

Marcus

scientific name

Rhagovelia tenuipes Champion, 1898
status

 

Rhagovelia tenuipes Champion, 1898

Figures 14, 15

New records. Colombia: Sucre: Toluviejo: Bobo Stream, station 1 (09°33′47″ N, 075°24′51″ W), Claudia Moreno- R., 18.VI.2014 (CMR 068). Colombia: Sucre: Toluviejo: Bobo Stream, station 1 (09°33′47″ N, 075°24′51″ W), Wendy Molina-J., 20.VI.2015 (WMJ 049). Colombia: Sucre: Toluviejo: Bobo Stream, station 3 (09°33′48″ N, 075°24′39″ W), Claudia Moreno-R., 18.III.2017 (CMR 123). Colombia: Sucre: Toluviejo: Pechilín Stream, station 1 (09°26′11″ N, 075°26′21″ W), Claudia Moreno-R., 29.IV.2017 (CMR 117). Colombia: Sucre: Toluviejo: Pechilín Stream, station 1 (09°26′11″ N, 075°26′21″ W), Wendy Molina-J., 29.IV.2017 (WMJ 085). Colombia: Sucre: Toluviejo: Pechilín Stream, station 2 (09°26′08″ N, 075°26′15″ W), Claudia Moreno-R., 25.II.2017 (CMR 118). Colombia: Sucre: Toluviejo: Pechilín Stream, station 2 (09°26′08″ N, 075°26′15″ W), Wendy Molina-J., 01.IV.2017 (WMJ 077). Colombia: Sucre: Toluviejo: Pechilín Stream, station 4 (09°25′50″ N, 075°25′36″ W), Claudia Moreno-R., 25.II.2017 (CMR 120). Colombia: Sucre: Toluviejo: Macaján Stream, station 2 (09°32′05″ N, 075°24′53″ W), Claudia Moreno-R., 03.VI.2017 (CMR 140).

Identification. Like R. calopa , the species above belongs to the angustipes complex. Rhagovelia tenuipes is the most widespread and variable species of the complex, but our material is well within the known variation of the species: abdominal mediotergites V–VIII are shining black centrally; sides of male abdomen are bowed outward; female abdominal laterotergites are not reflexed over the abdomen; hind trochanter is black; male hind femur is long and sinuous, with a longer spine near the middle followed by a series of shorter spines to the apex ( Fig. 16); and male hind tibia has spinules along the length and a straight apical spur ( Bacon 1956).

Distribution in the Colombian Caribbean region. Cesar, Córdoba, La Guajira, Magdalena (Aristizábal- García 2017), Sucre ( Aristizábal-García 2017, this work), Urabá antioqueño ( Aristizábal-García 2017).

Subfamily Veliinae

Platyvelia Polhemus & Polhemus, 1993

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Veliidae

Genus

Rhagovelia