Rhagovelia tenuipes Champion, 1898

Lima Franco, Cleilton, Mourão dos Santos Rodrigues, Juliana, Silva de Azevêdo, Carlos Augusto & Moreira, Felipe Ferraz Figueiredo, 2021, Gerromorpha (Insecta, Hemiptera, Heteroptera) from eastern Maranhão state, northeastern Brazil, Check List 17 (2), pp. 551-568 : 565

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.15560/17.2.551

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03A387F4-FFA8-4554-FF75-FC92FBE6BABC

treatment provided by

Marcus

scientific name

Rhagovelia tenuipes Champion, 1898
status

 

Rhagovelia tenuipes Champion, 1898

Figure 11M–O

New records. BRAZIL • 2 ♀; Maranhão, Caxias, Baixa Grande stream; −04.75722, −043.66055, 06 Aug. 2019; C.L. Franco et al. leg.; LEAq 00267 GoogleMaps 36 ♂, 19 ♀; Maranhão, Caxias, Primavera stream; −04.84916, −043.49527; 06 Aug. 2019; C.L. Franco et al. leg.; LEAq 00176 GoogleMaps 150 ♂, 112 ♀; Maranhão, Codó, Saco river ; −04.62482, −043.90249; 02 Oct. 2019; C.L. Franco et al. leg.; LEAq 00275 GoogleMaps .

Identification. Like R. hambletoni , R. tenuipes belongs to the angustipes complex of species ( Polhemus 1997). Our males could be distinguished from R. hambletoni by the abdominal laterotergites bowed laterally and the longer hind femur, slightly longer than half of the body length ( Fig. 11M). Females of R. tenuipes were easily distinguished from those of R. hambletoni based on the laterotergites not reflected over the mediotergites ( Fig. 11O) and the hind femur with at least seven spines (Moreira 2012).

Distribution in Brazil. RR, AM, PA, MA*, MT, MS, MG, ES, SP, RJ.

Subfamily Veliinae

Stridulivelia Hungerford, 1929

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Veliidae

Genus

Rhagovelia