Rhagovelia elegans Uhler, 1894,

Rodrigues, Juliana Mourão Dos Santos, Crumière, Antonin Jean Johan, Mondragón-F, Silvia Patricia, Morales, Irina, Khila, Abderrahman & Moreira, Felipe Ferraz Figueiredo, 2021, Description of a new species and new records of Gerromorpha (Insecta: Hemiptera Heteroptera) from Panama and Colombia, Zootaxa 4958 (1), pp. 226-251: 239-240

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4958.1.12

publication LSID

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4691785

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Rhagovelia elegans Uhler, 1894
status

 

Rhagovelia elegans Uhler, 1894 

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New records. PANAMA • 3 apterous males, 8 macropterous males, 8 macropterous females; Colón, Gamboa ; 9.12117° N, - 79.70480° W; 8 May 2015; A.J.J. Crumière leg.; CEIOC 79929GoogleMaps  2 macropterous males; Colón, puddle on Pipeline Road ; 9.11917° N, - 79.70609° W; 10 May 2015; A.J.J. Crumière leg.; CEIOC 79934GoogleMaps  2 apterous males, 2 macropterous females; Colón, Pipeline Road, Seda River ; 9.15329° N, - 79.73663° W; 6 May 2015; A.J.J. Crumière leg.; CEIOC 79932GoogleMaps  1 macropterous male, 1 macropterous female; Panama, Plantation Road , dry creek, puddle; 9.08556° N, - 79.65841° W; 17 May 2015; A.J.J. Crumière leg.; CEIOC 79931GoogleMaps  .

Remarks. This species occurs from Hispaniola Island to Trinidad & Tobago in the Antilles, and from Costa Rica to southeastern Brazil ( Moreira et al. 2016). There are several previous records from Panama ( Champion 1898; Allee & Trovik 1927; Gould 1931; Drake 1948; Bacon 1956; Polhemus 1997), including the provinces of Bocas del Toro, Panama, and Coclé. The records from Colón above are the first from this province. The puddle on the muddy Pipeline Road is quite unstable and the specimens likely moved to this habitat from the surrounding creeks. The specimens from Gamboa were collected in small water pools remaining from a dry creek located under canopy. The water level was very low and it was the only species of Gerromorpha  present.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Veliidae

Genus

Rhagovelia