Rhagovelia triangula Nieser and Polhemus, 1997

Moreira, F. F. F., Nessimian, J. L., Rúdio, J. A. & Salles, F. F., 2010, New species and new records of Veliidae from Espírito Santo State and adjacent Minas Gerais State, Brazil, with notes on nomenclature (Insecta: Heteroptera: Gerromorpha), Journal of Natural History 44 (45 - 46), pp. 2761-2801: 2796-2797

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.1080/00222933.2010.512423

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/013287D9-FFEA-FF85-AB70-FA0779B0FD43

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scientific name

Rhagovelia triangula Nieser and Polhemus, 1997
status

 

Rhagovelia triangula Nieser and Polhemus, 1997  

This species was known from Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo states, and is herein recorded for the first time from Espírito Santo State, as well as in new localities from Serra do Caparaó   .

Polhemus (1997) and Nieser and Polhemus (1999) mentioned that male hind femur of R. triangula   did not bear a proximal row of black pegs. A distinct row is really not present, but a few basal black pegs can observed ventrally, like in R. capixaba   sp. nov.

Examined material

Brazil: Minas Gerais – Caparaó, PARNA Caparaó, Vale Verde [20 ◦ 25 ′ 11.6 ′′ S, 41 ◦ 50 ′ 45.7 ′′ W, 1309 m asl], 25 March 2009, (F.F. Salles and J.A. Rúdio): 14 apterous males, 5 macropterous males (wings broken), 5 apterous females. Espera Feliz, PARNA Caparaó, Rio Preto , próximo à sede [20 ◦ 30 ′ 08.9 ′′ S, 41 ◦ 49 ′ 13.4 ′′ W, 822 m asl], 25 March 2009, (F.F. Salles and J.A. Rúdio): 1 macropterous male (broken wings); Cachoeira Vale a Pena [20 ◦ 32 ′ 19.6 ′′ S, 41 ◦ 51 ′ 25.2 ′′ W, 1053 m asl], 27 March 2009, (F.F. Salles and J.A. Rúdio): 24 apterous males, 1 macropterous male (wings broken), 32 apterous females GoogleMaps   . Espírito Santo – Ibitirama, PARNA Caparaó, Pedra Roxa [20 ◦ 23 ′ 48.1 ′′ S, 41 ◦ 44 ′ 08.1 ′′ W, 1063 m asl], 20 April 2008, (F.F. Salles): 5 apterous males, 2 apterous females, 1 macropterous female (broken wings) GoogleMaps   .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Veliidae

Genus

Rhagovelia