Rhagovelia robusta Gould, 1931

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 : 564-565

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.15560/17.2.551

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03A387F4-FFAB-4554-FCF7-FF31FEB2BB47

treatment provided by

Marcus

scientific name

Rhagovelia robusta Gould, 1931
status

 

Rhagovelia robusta Gould, 1931

Figure 11I–L

New records. BRAZIL • 24 ♂, 128 ♀; Maranhão, Cax- ias, Correntinho stream; −04.82666, −043.37694; 26 Aug. 2019; C.L. Franco et al. leg.; LEAq 00059, 00063, 00067, 00074, 00082 GoogleMaps 1 ♂, 3 ♀; Maranhão, Caxias , Pri- mavera stream; −04.84916, −043.49527; 06 Aug. 2019; C.L. Franco et al. leg.; LEAq 00177, 00178 GoogleMaps 25 ♂, 31 ♀; Maranhão, Codó, Saco river ; −04.62482, −043.90249; 02 Oct. 2019; C.L. Franco et al. leg.; LEAq 00276 GoogleMaps .

Identification. Our males of R. robusta were identified based on the pronotum long, completely covering the mesonotum, mostly blackish, strongly contrasting with a yellowish-brown mark on the anterior lobe ( Fig. 11I); jugum and proepisternum with minute black denticles; the hind trochanter with spines; the hind femur with three irregular rows of spines, with a large spine near its middle dorsally displaced from the others; and the sides of abdominal segment VII without patches of black denticles ( Magalhães et al. 2016). Females were associated with males from the same locality based on the general appearance and by comparison with reference material from other Brazilian states.

Distribution in Brazil. PA, MA*, SE, MT, GO, MG, ES, SP, RJ, SC.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Veliidae

Genus

Rhagovelia