Microvelia venustatis 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-FF75-FBA9FE30B9BE

treatment provided by

Marcus

scientific name

Microvelia venustatis Drake & Harris, 1933
status

 

Microvelia venustatis Drake & Harris, 1933

Figure 10I–K

New records. BRAZIL • 2 ♂; Maranhão, São João do Soter, Fonte Mariana stream; −05.12666, −043.84111; 23 Dec. 2019; C.L. Franco et al. leg.; LEAq 00257, 00266 GoogleMaps 1 ♀; Maranhão, Caxias, Primavera stream; −04.84916, −043.49527; 06 Aug. 2019; C.L. Franco et al. leg.; LEAq 00271 GoogleMaps .

Identification. Our material was identified based on the body about 1.30 mm long, mainly black, with an orange mark on the pronotum; antennomere IV fusiform, 4.5 times or longer than the largest width, thicker than I–III ( Fig. 10K); and the male terminalia small and strongly inserted into the abdomen ( Fig. 10J) (Moreira 2012).

Distribution in Brazil. AM, PA, MA, MT, MG, ES, SP, RJ, SC.

Comments. Previously recorded from northern Maranhão state, in the municipality of São Luís ( Moreira and Campos 2012).

Subfamily Rhagoveliinae

Rhagovelia Mayr, 1865

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Veliidae

Genus

Microvelia