Pseudovelia pusilla Hecher, 1997 New,

Ye, Zhen, Polhemus, Dan A. & Bu, Wenjun, 2013, A taxonomic contribution to the genus Pseudovelia Hoberlandt, 1951 (Hemiptera: Veliidae) from China, with descriptions of ten new species, Zootaxa 3636 (2), pp. 290-318: 291

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Pseudovelia pusilla Hecher, 1997 New
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Pseudovelia pusilla Hecher, 1997 New  record for China

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Pseudovelia pusilla Hecher, 1997: 45  ; Hecher, 2005: 61.

Remarks. We have examined specimens, including both apterous and macropterous morphs, which closely match the description provided by Hecher (1997, 2005). Hecher (1997, 2005) hypothesized that this species was closely related to P. buccula  because of the similar structure of the buccula  . In addition, we have another species, P. gnoma  , that also appears related to P. pusilla  , with both of these two species lacking long swimming hairs on the hind tarsus and possessing a similar morphology on male abdominal ventrite VIII. Within this assemblage, P. pusilla  can be distinguished by its dull orange pronotum without a distinct rectangular orange marking anteriorly, and by the buccula  , which is distinctly produced posteriorly.

Material examined. CHINA, Yunnan Prov.: 3 apterous males, 8 apterous females, Dehong, Yingjiang county, Tongbiguang village, Mulianhuatang, 20 May 2009, 1341 m, Bo Cai leg. (NKUM); 5 apterous males, 5 apterous females, 2 macropterous males, 2 marcropterous females, Dehong, Yingjiang county, Tongbiguang village, 20 May 2009, 1350 m, Min Li leg. (NKUM).

Distribution. China (Yunnan) ( Fig. 138View FIGURE 138), Vietnam, Thailand.