Rhagovelia robusta Gould, 1931

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 : 353-354

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.15560/16.2.349

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03BA87A6-5519-FFB2-FCC3-F97D0001A5EA

treatment provided by

Marcus

scientific name

Rhagovelia robusta Gould, 1931
status

 

Rhagovelia robusta Gould, 1931  

Figures 8, 9

New records. BRAZIL • 1 ♀; SãoPaulo, ValedoRibeira, Sete Barras , station 1; 24°17′31″S, 048°06′29″W; 7 Mar. 2013; G. Bertini et al. leg.; CEIOC 74811 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 81510 GoogleMaps   1 ♀; São Paulo, Vale do Ribeira, Sete Barras , station 4; 24°18′11″S, 048°06′09″W; 7 Feb. 2013; G. Ber- tini et al. leg.; CEIOC 74836 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 74835 GoogleMaps   2 ♂♂; São Paulo, Vale do Ribeira, Sete Barras , station 4; 24°18′11″S, 048°06′09″W; 8 Feb. 2013; G. Bertini et al. leg.; CEIOC 74841 GoogleMaps   .

Identification. Like R. plaumanni   , R. robusta   belongs to the robusta   group of species ( Polhemus 1997; Moreira et al. 2012). Their males can be readily distinguished by the presence of a large preapical spine on the hind tibia of the latter, which is absent on the former. Additionally, the males of R. robusta   were identified based on the pronotum mostly blackish, strongly contrasting with a yellowish brown mark on anterior lobe, jugum and proepisternum with minute black denticles, hind trochanter with spines, hind femur with three irregular rows of spines, with a large spine near its middle dorsally displaced from the others, and sides of abdominal segment VII without patches of black denticles ( Magalhães et al. 2016). The females above were identified by association with the males available from the study area and comparison with other females of R. robusta   from São Paulo state deposited in the CEIOC.

Known distribution. Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay ( Magalhães et al 2016).

Distribution in Brazil. Espírito Santo ( Moreira et al. 2010), Goiás ( Polhemus 1997), Mato Grosso ( Dias-Silva et al. 2013; Giehl et al. 2018), Minas Gerais ( Polhemus 1997; Nieser and Melo 1997; Souza et al. 2006; Taylor and Ferreira 2012; Moreira and Barbosa 2012), Pará ( Moreira and Campos 2012), Rio de Janeiro ( Moreira and Ribeiro 2009), Santa Catarina ( Polhemus 1997), São Paulo (Moreira and Barbosa 2011; Castanhole et al. 2013; this work), Sergipe ( Moreira and Campos 2012).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Veliidae

Genus

Rhagovelia