Oiovelia spumicola Spangler, 1986

Rodrigues, Higor D. D., Melo, Alan Lane De & Ferreira-Keppler, Ruth L., 2014, Taxonomic revision of the Neotropical genus Oiovelia (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Veliidae), Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae (suppl.) 54 (1), pp. 65-98: 81-84

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4468235

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4480091

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scientific name

Oiovelia spumicola Spangler, 1986
status

 

Oiovelia spumicola Spangler, 1986  

( Figs 32–34 View Figs 32–34 , 44–46 View Figs 35–46 )

Oiovelia spumicola Spangler, 1986: 438   (original description).

Oiovelia spumicola: MAZZUCCONI & BACHMANN (1997b)   : 68 (notes on immature stages).

Type locality. Venezuela, Amazonas, Cerro de la Neblina.

Type material examined. PARATYPES: VENEZUELA: TERRITÓRIO FEDERAL AMAZONAS: 1 ♂ 1 ♀ (apt) ( INPA), 1 ♀ (apt) ( MZSP), Cerro de la Neblina, 1450 m a.s.l., 00º52 ' N / 65º58 ' W, 25–28.ii.1985, P.J. Spangler, P.M. Spangler & R.A. Faitoute coll.

Dimensions. Apterous male (n = 1; mm). BL 3.10; HL 0.50; HW 0.60; ANT I 0.62, ANT II 0.33, ANT III 0.27, ANT IV 0.40; EYE 0.12; PL 0.97; PW 1.05; FORE LEG: FEM 0.85, TIB 0.83, TAR I 0.06, TAR II 0.06, TAR III 0.35; MID LEG: FEM 0.92, TIB 0.97, TAR I 0.06, TAR II 0.10, TAR III 0.40; HIND LEG: FEM 1.15, TIB 1.30, TAR I 0.07, TAR II 0.10, TAR III 0.40.

Apterous female (n = 1; mm). BL 3.55; HL 0.55; HW 0.62; ANT I 0.60, ANT II 0.30, ANT III 0.26, ANT IV 0.43; EYE 0.13; PL 0.97; PW 1.05; FORE LEG: FEM 0.92, TIB 0.83, TAR I 0.06, TAR II 0.06, TAR III 0.37; MID LEG: FEM 1.05, TIB 1.06, TAR I 0.09, TAR II 0.11, TAR III 0.38; HIND LEG: FEM 1.22, TIB 1.32, TAR I 0.07, TAR II 0.15, TAR III 0.41.

Diagnostic characters. This species is easily identified and differentiated from all other species by the yellowish general color of the body and appendages ( Figs 32–34 View Figs 32–34 ). Also, the male has dark central areas on sternites V–VI ( Fig. 34 View Figs 32–34 ), proctiger with a small acute process on the dorsal surface, and paramere broad at base, tapering to apex, which is hook-shaped ( Fig. 46 View Figs 35–46 ).

Differential diagnosis. The apterous and macropterous forms are known in both sexes. However, it was not possible to examine macropterous specimens in this study. SPANGLER (1986) mentions that their form is similar to apterous specimens, differing from the last mainly in dark brown color of the dorsal surface of head, sides of thorax and abdominal sternites. In addition, the pronotum is reddish brown in anterior third and the fore wings are dark brown, with a basal creamy yellow area.

Distribution and habitat. Venezuela ( SPANGLER 1986).

This species is known only from the type locality, Tepui Cerro de la Neblina, on the border of Venezuela and Brazil. It may possibly be an endemic species of this geographical region. All specimens were collected on foam masses formed in black water streams above 1450 m a.s.l. ( SPANGLER 1986).

INPA

Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia

MZSP

Sao Paulo, Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Veliidae

Genus

Oiovelia

Loc

Oiovelia spumicola Spangler, 1986

Rodrigues, Higor D. D., Melo, Alan Lane De & Ferreira-Keppler, Ruth L. 2014
2014
Loc

Oiovelia spumicola

MAZZUCCONI S. A. & BACHMANN A. O. 1997: 68
SPANGLER P. J. 1986: 438
1986