Rhagovelia bocaina Moreira and Ribeiro, 2009

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 : 2793-2794

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.1080/00222933.2010.512423

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Rhagovelia bocaina Moreira and Ribeiro, 2009
status

 

Rhagovelia bocaina Moreira and Ribeiro, 2009  

These species were recently described from medium to high altitude localities in Southeastern Brazil, and the following must be mentioned regarding R. aiuruoca   : brachypterous specimens cited by Moreira and Ribeiro (2009) are in fact macropterous specimens with wings broken off near the base; and mesosternal tubercles, corresponding to small projections of the posterior margin of the segment, can be observed in this species, but should not be used as a diagnostic feature, being present in other Rhagovelia species.   Also, some of the coordinates given on the list of material were incorrect: 22 ◦ 20 ′ 928 ′′ S, 44 ◦ 41 ′ 606 ′′ W is actually 22 ◦ 20.928 ′ S, 44 ◦ 41.606 ′ W, and 22 ◦ 18 ′ 786 ′′ S, 44 ◦ 36 ′ 814 ′′ W is in fact 22 ◦ 18.786 ′ S, 44 ◦ 36.814 ′ W.

As for R. bocaina   , the latitude indicated for types is 2 ◦ 44 ′ 05.6 ′′ S, whereas the correct latitude is 22 ◦ 44 ′ 05.6 ′′ S. On comments about this species, it was mentioned that the apterous male pronotum was longer than wide. To reconfirm this, measurements were retaken and a length: width ratio of 5.1: 5.6 was found on the holotype, and similar ratios on paratypes. The shape of the male paramere remains the main character for distinguishing this species from Rhagovelia calcaris Drake and Harris, 1936   , as shown by figures found in Polhemus (1997) and Moreira and Ribeiro (2009).

Several specimens of R. aiuruoca   were collected in Serra do Caparaó, and R. bocaina   is recorded for the first time from Espírito Santo State, based on material collected near the municipal seat of Laranja da Terra.

Examined material

[ Rhagovelia aiuruoca   ]. Brazil: Minas Gerais – Caparaó, PARNA Caparaó, Vale Verde [20 ◦ 25 ′ 11.6 ′′ S, 41 ◦ 50 ′ 45.7 ′′ W, 1309 m asl], 23 March 2009, (F.F. Salles and J.A. Rúdio): 4 apterous males, 5 apterous females, 2 macropterous males (broken wings), 1 macropterous female (broken wings); Rio São Domingos , Cachoeira da Farofa [20 ◦ 28 ′ 19.3 ′′ S, 41 ◦ 49 ′ 41.3 ′′ W, 1956 m asl], 26 March 2009, (F.F. Salles and J.A. Rúdio): 6 apterous males, 2 apterous females; Rio São Domingos , Sete Pilões [20 ◦ 28 ′ 57.5 ′′ S, 41 ◦ 49 ′ 50.2 ′′ W, 1855 m asl], 22 April 2008, (F.F. Salles): 1 apterous male; 25 March 2009, (F.F. Salles and J.A. Rúdio): 11 apterous males, 11 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): 15 apterous males, 15 macropterous males (wings broken), 3 apterous females, 3 macropterous female (wings broken); 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): 1 apterous male, 1 apterous female. Itamonte, Cabeceira do Aiuruoca , Rio Aiuruoca [22 ◦ 20.928 ′ S, 44 ◦ 41.606 ′ W, 1860 m asl], 20 November 2004, (M. R. de Souza): 6 apterous males, 5 apterous females, 3 macropterous females [holotype and paratypes of the species] GoogleMaps   .

[ Rhagovelia bocaina   ]. Brazil: Espírito Santo – Estrada Laranja da Terra – Itarana , riacho com correnteza, ponto ES02 [−19.97765 ◦ / 40.99511 ◦, 470 m asl], 27 March 2009, (F.F.F. Moreira): 1 apterous male, 3 apterous females   . São Paulo, São José do Barreiro, Parque Nacional da Serra da Bocaina, tributário do Rio Mambucaba (P3) [22 ◦ 44 ′ 05.6 ′′ S, 44 ◦ 36 ′ 58.4 ′′ W, 1520 m a.s.l.], 5 September 2004, (A. L. Oliveira): 4 apterous males, 2 apterous females [holotype and paratypes of the species] GoogleMaps   .

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Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Veliidae

Genus

Rhagovelia