Oiovelia brasiliensis Moreira, Nessimian & Rúdio, 2010, Moreira, Nessimian & Rudio, 2010

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: 74-76

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Oiovelia brasiliensis Moreira, Nessimian & Rúdio, 2010
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Oiovelia brasiliensis Moreira, Nessimian & Rúdio, 2010  

( Figs 22–25 View Figs 22–25 , 35–37 View Figs 35–46 , 71 View Figs 71–77 )

Oiovelia brasiliensis Moreira, Nessimian & Rúdio, 2010 in MOREIRA et al. (2010)   : 2763 View Cited Treatment (original description).

Oiovelia brasiliensis: MOREIRA & BARBOSA (2011)   : 11 (new records); MOREIRA & BARBOSA (2012):64 (new records); MOREIRA & CAMPOS (2012): 545 (new record); RODRIGUES et al. (2012): 911 (new record).

Oiovelia cunucunumana   (misidentification): MOREIRA & BARBOSA (2011): 11 (partim).

Type locality. Brazil, Espírito Santo, Pinheiros.

Type material examined. PARATYPES: BRAZIL: ESPÍRITO SANTO: 1 ♂ 2 ♀♀ (apt) ( CZNC), Pinheiros, Reserva Ecológica Córrego dos Veados, Córrego Água Limpa, foam, -18.36776° / -40.13944°, 86 m a.s.l., 10.ii.2009, F.F.F. Moreira coll.   ; 1 ♀ (macr) ( CZNC), Santa Teresa, Reserva Biológica Augusto Ruschi , Cachoeira Grande, foam, 19°52 ' 30.1 ″″ S / 40°33 ' 21.9 ″ W, 704 m a.s.l., 20.ii.2009, J.A. Rúdio & F.F. Salles coll.  

Additional material examined. BRAZIL: MINAS GERAIS: 2♂♂(apt) ( DPIC), Ipoema , 13.ix.2001, A.L. Melo coll.   ; 2 ♀♀ (apt) ( DPIC), Serra do Cipó , 17.iv.1999, A.L. Melo coll.   ; 1 ♀ (macr) ( DPIC), Santana do Riacho, Lapinha da Serra, 19°10 ' 08 ″ S / 43°42 ' 51 ″ W, Cachoeira do Paraíso , 29.i.2011, H.D.D. Rodrigues coll. [same material examined by RODRIGUES et al.(2012)] GoogleMaps   . SÃO PAULO: 1♂ (apt) ( MZSP), Salesópolis, Estação Biológica Boracéia, Ribeirão Venerando , 27–28.v.1965, C.G. Froehlich coll. [misidentified by MOREIRA & BARBOSA (2011) as O. cunucunumana   ]   .

Dimensions. Apterous male (n = 2; mm). BL 3.25–3.29; HL 0.50–0.55; HW 0.65–0.67; ANT I 0.60–0.62, ANT II 0.45–0.50, ANT III 0.35, ANT IV 0.40–0.42; EYE 0.17; PL 1.12–1.20; PW 1.00–1.02; FORE LEG: FEM 0.80–0.87, TIB 0.81–0.86, TAR I 0.06, TAR II 0.07, TAR III 0.37; MID LEG: FEM 1.04–1.07, TIB 1.13–1.15, TAR I 0.07, TAR II 0.11–0.12, TAR III 0.40; HIND LEG: FEM 1.17–1.25, TIB 1.42–1.50, TAR I 0.08–0.10, TAR II 0.14–0.17, TAR III 0.40–0.41.

Apterous female (n = 3; mm). BL 3.40–3.80; HL 0.53–0.55; HW 0.65–0.67; ANT I 0.62–0.65, ANT II 0.50–0.51, ANT III 0.37–0.40, ANT IV 0.43–0.45; EYE 0.16–0.20; PL 1.19–1.30; PW 0.97–1.00; FORE LEG: FEM 0.81–0.89, TIB 0.83–0.87, TAR I 0.07, TAR II 0.07, TAR III 0.36; MID LEG: FEM 1.12–1.18, TIB 1.16–1.18, TAR I 0.08, TAR II 0.12–0.14, TAR III 0.38–0.40; HIND LEG: FEM 1.23–1.30, TIB 1.50, TAR I 0.08–0.09, TAR II 0.15–0.18, TAR III 0.40–0.45.

Macropterous female (n = 1; mm). BL 3.92; HL 0.62; HW 0.70; ANT I 0.65, ANT II 0.52, ANT III 0.37, ANT IV 0.42; EYE 0.17; PL 1.45; PW 1.50; FORE LEG: FEM 0.92, TIB 0.90, TAR I 0.07, TAR II 0.07, TAR III 0.40; MID LEG: FEM 1.17, TIB 1.25, TAR I 0.08, TAR II 0.12, TAR III 0.45; HIND LEG: FEM 1.36, TIB 1.55, TAR I 0.08, TAR II 0.15, TAR III 0.42.

Diagnostic characters. Color of head and pronotum dark reddish brown to reddish brown. Body and legs covered by long dark setae. Coxae, trochanters and femora light brown to yellowish, with remaining segments of the legs brown to dark brown ( Fig. 25 View Figs 22–25 ). Fore wings in macropterous form reaching the genital segments, dark brown, with the veins slightly lighter, and a pair of pale yellowish maculae at the base, starting from humeri and surpassing the apex of pronotum; entirely covered by whitish pruinosity, more evident between the cells ( Fig. 24 View Figs 22–25 ). Proctiger of the male with a pair of small spines on half of the dorsal surface ( Fig. 37 View Figs 35–46 ). Paramere with ventral surface widening in the posterior half ( Fig. 71 View Figs 71–77 ). Female abdomen with a slight lateral constriction on segments III–IV ( Fig. 25 View Figs 22–25 ).

Intraspecific variation. We observed substantial variation in color and pilosity. Some specimens have the tegument of the body and legs orange brown to yellowish brown. We examined an apterous male (in MZSP) that had few setae along the margins of the body, possibly lost over the time. Also the spines of the male proctiger varied slightly in size.

Differential diagnosis. This species is known from apterous and macropterous form, and has O. viannai   sp. nov. as a morphologically similar species. It differs from the later in the body color, ranging from brownish to reddish brown, presence of a pair of spines on male proctiger, and abdominal segment III–IV of the female slightly constricted, whereas in O. viannai   the body is dark brown to blackish and spines on male proctiger and constriction on female abdomen are absent.

Distribution and habitat. Brazil: Minas Gerais ( RODRIGUES et al. 2012; present study), border of Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro (MOREIRA & BARBOSA 2012), Espírito Santo ( MOREIRA et al. 2010), São Paulo (MOREIRA & BARBOSA 2011; present study), Rio de Janeiro (MOREIRA et al. 2012) and Rio Grande do Sul ( MOREIRA & CAMPOS 2012).

This species was described from the state of Espírito Santo, southeastern Brazil, and later recorded in other four states of Brazil. Generally, it is collected in small numbers of specimens and may or may not be found on foam masses.

DPIC

Belo Horizonte, Instituto de Ciencias Biologicas

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 brasiliensis Moreira, Nessimian & Rúdio, 2010

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

Oiovelia brasiliensis Moreira, Nessimian & Rúdio, 2010 in MOREIRA et al. (2010)

MOREIRA F. F. F. & NESSIMIAN J. L. & RUDIO J. A. & SALLES F. F. 2010: 2763
2010