Microvelia venustatis Drake & Harris, 1933

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 : 351

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.15560/16.2.349

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03BA87A6-551F-FFB5-FF46-FC50015EA583

treatment provided by

Marcus

scientific name

Microvelia venustatis Drake & Harris, 1933
status

 

Microvelia venustatis Drake & Harris, 1933  

Figure 3

New record. BRAZIL • 1 ♂; São Paulo, Vale do Ribeira, Sete Barras , station 2; 24°16′23″S, 048°06′27″W; 7 Jul. 2013; G. Bertini et al. leg.; CEIOC 74823 GoogleMaps   .

Identification. Our male specimen of M. venustatis   was identified based on the following combination of cha- racters: body about 1.30 mm long, mainly black, with an orange mark on pronotum, without areas of silvery pubescence on abdomen; pronotum leaving central portion of metanotum exposed; antennomeres III–IV sube- qual to or thicker than I–II; and terminalia small and strongly inserted into the abdomen (Moreira 2012).

Known distribution. Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru ( Molano et al. 2016).

Distribution in Brazil. Amazonas ( Pereira and Melo 2007, Moreira et al. 2011, Cordeiro and Moreira 2015), Espírito Santo ( Moreira et al. 2010), Maranhão ( Moreira and Campos 2012), Mato Grosso ( Dias-Silva et al. 2013), Minas Gerais ( Nieser and Melo 1997; Melo and Nieser 2004), Pará (Moreira et al. 2011; Moreira and Campos 2012; Guterres et al. 2019), Rio de Janeiro ( Drake and Hussey 1951), Santa Catarina ( Drake and Plaumann 1955), São Paulo (Moreira and Barbosa 2011; Cordeiro and Moreira 2015; this work).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Veliidae

Genus

Microvelia