Rhagovelia hambletoni Drake & Harris, 1933

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

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.15560/17.2.551

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03A387F4-FFAB-4557-FCF7-FB54FCDFB9E6

treatment provided by

Marcus

scientific name

Rhagovelia hambletoni Drake & Harris, 1933
status

 

Rhagovelia hambletoni Drake & Harris, 1933

Figure 11E–H

New records. BRAZIL • 5 ♂, 5 ♀; Maranhão, Caxias, Baixa Grande stream; −04.75722, −043.66055, 06 Aug. 2019; C.L. Franco et al. leg.; LEAq 00004 GoogleMaps 1 ♂; Ma- ranhão, Caxias, Batatal stream; −04.96166, −043.38916; 07 Aug. 2019; C.L. Franco et al. leg.; LEAq 00008 GoogleMaps 18 ♂, 9 ♀; Maranhão, Codó, Buriti Corrente stream; −04.75194, −043.66638; 04 Oct. 2019; C.L. Franco et al. leg.; LEAq 00184 GoogleMaps 63 ♂, 44 ♀; Maranhão, Aldeias Altas, Poção stream; −04.67388, −043.54138; 27 Aug. 2019; C.L. Franco et al. leg.; LEAq 00107, 00113, 00119, 00221 00223, 00226, 00227, 00229, 00230 GoogleMaps .

Identification. Both males and females of R. hambletoni could be reliably identified. The pronotum is short, not covering the mesonotum ( Fig. 11E, G), like in other species of the angustipes complex ( Polhemus 1997). Males lack a spine on the fore trochanter, have black middle coxa ( Fig. 11F), bear about seven spines on the hind femur, display shiny black areas dorsally on the center of abdominal segments V–VIII ( Fig. 11E), and have laterotergites gradually tapering posteriorly ( Fig. 11E). Females have hind trochanter yellowish ( Fig. 11H), hind femur with three to five spines, and abdominal lateroter- gites reflected over the mediotergites ( Fig. 11G) (Moreira 2012).

Distribution in Brazil. MA*, BA, MT, MS, MG, ES, SP, RJ.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Veliidae

Genus

Rhagovelia