Xiphovelia Lundblad, 1933

Ye, Zhen & Bu, Wenjun, 2015, A review of the genus Xiphovelia Lundblad, 1933 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Veliidae) from China, with descriptions of three new species, Zootaxa 3946 (2), pp. 190-200: 191

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3946.2.2

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:5FCE5FD6-2AEF-40A4-9AB3-689E30FD28D4

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6102818

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03E18726-FFAE-F11E-29D6-FE00007AFB95

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scientific name

Xiphovelia Lundblad, 1933
status

 

Xiphovelia Lundblad, 1933  

Xiphovelia Lundblad, 1933: 364   . Type species by original designation: X. ensis Lundblad, 1933   .

Xiphovelia: Esaki & Miyamoto, 1959: 92   ; Nieser, 1995: 85; Chen et al. 2005: 262; Zettel, 2012: 100.

Diagnosis. Small-sized veliids (1.50–2.30 mm), apterous or macropterous form; body in apterous morph with elongate in male and broadly oval in female; dorsum colour dark grey to black, thorax and abdomen dorsally with distinctly silvery pubescence; antennae relatively thin but not flagelliform; pronotum of apterous morph very short, mesonotum the largest and transverse, broadly fused with metanotum in the middle; hemelytra of macropterous form with four or five closed cells, reaching abdominal apex; legs relatively stout, middle legs usually longer than hind legs, claws of fore and hind tarsi subapical and short, claws and ventral arolium of middle tarsal segment II leaf-like ( Fig. 20 View FIGURES 11 – 20 ) and relatively long; posterolateral region of male pygophore with a broad ear-like projection on each side ( Figs. 26–29 View FIGURES 21 – 29 ), which in caudal view are round or ear-shaped, paramere rudimental. This genus can be easily separated from all other genus of this subfamily by second middle tarsi with three leaf-like subapical structures (modified claws and ventral arolium).

Habitat. Xiphovelia   species are usually inhabits at the slow moving areas of small streams or springs (eg. Figs. 33–36 View FIGURES 33 – 36 ).

Distribution. China, Indonesia (Sumatra, Sulawesi), Japan, Philippines, Sri Lanka.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Macroveliidae

Loc

Xiphovelia Lundblad, 1933

Ye, Zhen & Bu, Wenjun 2015
2015
Loc

Xiphovelia:

Zettel 2012: 100
Chen 2005: 262
Nieser 1995: 85
1995
Loc

Xiphovelia

Lundblad 1933: 364
1933