Rhagovelia zela Drake, 1959

Magalhães, Oséias Martins, Nery, Leticia, Moller, Hermann, Pavarini, Ronaldo, Bertini, Giovana & Moreira, Felipe Ferraz Figueiredo, 2020, Semiaquatic bugs (Insecta, Heteroptera, Gerromorpha) from Vale do Ribeira, São Paulo state, Brazil, Check List 16 (2), pp. 349-359 : 354-356

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.15560/16.2.349

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03BA87A6-5518-FFB0-FCC3-FB6F06D7A5CC

treatment provided by

Marcus

scientific name

Rhagovelia zela Drake, 1959
status

 

Rhagovelia zela Drake, 1959  

Figures 10, 11

New records. BRAZIL • 2 ♂♂; São Paulo, Vale do Ribeira, Sete Barras , station 3; 24°17′31″S, 048°06′29″W; 7 Jun. 2013; G. Bertini et al. leg.; CEIOC 74830 GoogleMaps   1 ♂; São Paulo, Vale do Ribeira, Sete Barras , station 4; 24°18′11″S, 048°06′09″W; 7 Jan. 2013; G. Bertini et al. leg.; CEIOC 81508 GoogleMaps   2 ♂♂; São Paulo, Vale do Ribeira, Sete Barras , station 4; 24°18′11″S, 048°06′09″W; 7 Feb. 2013; G. Bertini et al. leg.; CEIOC 74838 GoogleMaps   1 ♂; São Paulo, Vale do Ribeira, Sete Barras , station 4; 24°18′11″S, 048°06′09″W; 7 Mar. 2013; G. Bertini et al. leg.; CEIOC 74843 GoogleMaps   1 ♂; São Paulo, Vale do Ribeira, Sete Barras , station 4; 24°18′11″S, 048°06′09″W; 7 Apr. 2013; G. Ber- tini et al. leg.; CEIOC 74849 GoogleMaps   7 ♂♂, 1 ♀; São Paulo, Vale do Ribeira, Sete Barras , station 4; 24°18′11″S, 048°06′09″W; 7 May 2013; G. Bertini et al. leg.; CEIOC 74846 GoogleMaps   5 ♂♂, 2 ♀♀; São Paulo, Vale do Ribeira, Sete Barras , station 4; 24°18′11″S, 048°06′09″W; 7 Jun. 2013; G. Bertini et al. leg.; CEIOC 74847 GoogleMaps   .

Identification. Like R. occulcata   , R. zela   belongs to the angustipes complex of species ( Polhemus 1997). The two can be easily distinguished based on the hind femur with several spines on the latter, whereas the former has only one spine on the male and no spines on the female. Furthermore, our males of R. zela   were identified based on the fore trochanter without spines, middle coxa blackish, and only abdominal mediotergite VII and terminalia with shining black areas. The females could be diagnosed by the antennomere II shorter than III, middle coxa blackish, hind trochanter yellowish, and abdominal laterotergites not reflexed over the mediotergites (Moreira 2012). Females of this species typically have a shining black area on abdominal mediotergite VIII and sometimes also a small mark on mediotergite VII. Our specimens have an additional small mark on mediotergite VI ( Fig. 10C).

Known distribution. Brazil ( Cordeiro and Moreira 2015). Distribution in Brazil. Espírito Santo ( Moreira et al. 2010), Goiás ( Cordeiro and Moreira 2015), Mato Grosso ( Dias-Silva et al. 2013), Mato Grosso do Sul ( Floriano et al. 2013), Minas Gerais (Moreira and Barbosa 2012), Rio de Janeiro ( Moreira and Ribeiro 2009; Moreira et al. 2012), Santa Catarina ( Drake 1959), São Paulo (Moreira and Barbosa 2011; Castanhole et al. 2013; Pereira et al. 2015; this work).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Veliidae

Genus

Rhagovelia