Metrobates porcus Anderson, 1932,

Pacheco-Chaves, Bernald, Cordeiro, Isabelle Da Rocha Silva, Moreira, Felipe Ferraz Figueiredo & Springer, Monika, 2018, The water striders (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Gerridae) of Costa Rica: new species, checklist, and new records, Zootaxa 4471 (3), pp. 493-522: 512

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4471.3.4

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:C83B3937-4CFA-4B2D-972C-C95DE896D85C

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/612287A0-504A-D226-449C-FF2AFD7399FF

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scientific name

Metrobates porcus Anderson, 1932
status

 

Metrobates porcus Anderson, 1932 

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Previously recorded from Mexico to Nicaragua ( Anderson 1932; Drake & Harris 1932a, 1938; Beck 1936; Drake 1954; Polhemus & Polhemus 2002), and herein reported for the first time from Costa Rica, in the provinces of Alajuela, Cartago, and Limón. During our sampling, M. porcus  was collected in the North Caribbean region at Cote Lake, the largest natural lake of Costa Rica, which is used for hydropower production. It was also caught in rivers from the South Caribbean region and in a highland (Irazú Volcano National Park), up to 2,700 m a.s.l.

Material examined. Alajuela— Cote Hydropower Project, Lake Cote site 8, 700 m a.s.l., 2007, (M. Springer, D. Vásquez & P. Gutiérrez): 2 males, 3 females, 4 nymphs ( MZUCR)  . Cote Hydropower Project, Lake Cote site 6, 700 m a.s.l., 2007, (M. Springer, D. Vásquez & P. Gutiérrez): 1 male ( MZUCR)  . Cote Hydropower Project , 700 m a.s.l., 5.V.2006: 1 male, 1 female, ( MZUCR)  . Cote Lake , 700 m a.s.l., 19.VIII.2003 (R. Lara): 1 male, 1 female, 3 nymphs ( MZUCR)  . Cartago — Irazú Volcano National Park, Sector Prusia , N 09°57´42.05´´, W-83°52´20.77´´, aprox. 2700 m. a.s.l., VI.2011, (F. Herrera): 4 males, 9 females, 11 nymphsGoogleMaps  . Limón —Talamanca, Estrella Valley, Estrella River, at the end of the dam of the Dole ( Standard Fruit Company ), 23.IX.2011, 30 m. a.s.l., (B. Pacheco & F. Villalobos): 1 male, 1 nymph ( MZUCR)  . Limón, Berverly, Banano River , Y 641,645, X 211,696, 24 m. a.s.l., 28.II.2012, (B. Pacheco): 1 female ( MZUCR)  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Gerridae

Genus

Metrobates