Mesovelia mulsanti White, 1879

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 : 559-561

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.15560/17.2.551

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03A387F4-FFAE-4550-FCF7-FCF2FBCBBA7D

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Marcus

scientific name

Mesovelia mulsanti White, 1879
status

 

Mesovelia mulsanti White, 1879

Figure 9C, D

New records. BRAZIL • 2 ♀; Maranhão, Codó , Baixa Grande II stream; −04.73222, −043.70638, 05 Oct. 2019; C.L. Franco et al. leg.; LEAq 00195 GoogleMaps 1 ♂, 3 ♀; Maranhão, Duque Bacelar, Araim lagoon; −04.15388, −042.96405; 14 Jun. 2019; C.L. Franco et al. leg.; LEAq 00171 GoogleMaps 11 ♂, 4 ♀; Maranhão, Aldeias Altas, Cheio d’água lagoon; −04.64352, −043.51263; 20 Sep. 2019; C.L. Franco et al. leg.; LEAq 00235–00236 GoogleMaps .

Identification. Unlike M. amoena , our males and females of M. mulsanti bear a row of black spinules on the middle femur ( Fig. 9C). Additionally, males have a pair of tightly packed clusters of black spinules on the venter of abdominal segment VIII ( Fig. 9D) ( Spangler 1990; Moreira et al. 2008).

Distribution in Brazil. AP, AM, PA, RO, MA*, CE, PE, BA, MT, GO, MS, MG, ES, SP, RJ, PR, SC, RS.

Family Veliidae

Subfamily Microveliinae

Microvelia Westwood, 1834

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Mesoveliidae

Genus

Mesovelia