Microvelia pulchella Westwood, 1834

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 : 562-564

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.15560/17.2.551

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03A387F4-FFAD-4557-FF75-FD91FED8BC97

treatment provided by

Marcus

scientific name

Microvelia pulchella Westwood, 1834
status

 

Microvelia pulchella Westwood, 1834

Figure 10C–H

New records. BRAZIL • 3 ♂, 3 ♀; Maranhão, Aldeias Altas, Cheio d’água lagoon; −04.64352, −043.51263; 20 Sep. 2019; C.L. Franco et al. leg.; LEAq 00234, 00237, 00273 GoogleMaps 38 ♂, 46 ♀; Maranhão, Aldeias Altas, Poção stream; −04.67388, −043.54138; 27 Aug. 2019; C.L. Franco et al. leg.; LEAq 00108, 00111, 00115, 00206– 00208, 00210–00211, 00214–00215, 00225, 00232 GoogleMaps .

Identification. Our material of this species was identified based on the following characters: apterous speci- mens with the mesonotum exposed, not covered by the pronotum ( Fig. 10E, G); male elongated, subcylindrical; female broad, rounded; male hind tibia bent ( Fig. 10D); male terminalia aligned with the longitudinal axis of the body; and male abdominal segment VIII ventrally without depressions, projections, or notches (Moreira 2012).

Distribution in Brazil. AM, PA, MA, PI, PE, BA, AL, MS, MG, ES, SP, RJ, SC.

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

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Veliidae

Genus

Microvelia