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A new species and new records of Oiovelia (Heteroptera: Gerromorpha: Veliidae) from Brazil

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Rodrigues, Higor D. D. [1] ; Figueiredo Moreira, Felipe Ferraz [2]
Total Authors: 2
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Museu Zool, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Inst Oswaldo Cruz, Lab Nacl & Int Referencia Taxon Triatomineos, Rio De Janeiro, RJ - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Zootaxa; v. 4078, n. 1, p. 153-160, FEB 9 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 2

Oiovelia currently comprises eight species and has been recorded only from South America. Here, the ninth species, Oiovelia machadoi sp. nov. (Holotype male deposited in MZUSP: BRAZIL, Sao Paulo State, Biritiba Mirim, Parque Estadual da Serra do Mar, 23 degrees 42'16.4 `' S, 46 degrees 02'42.8 `' W, 725 m a.s.l., 23. VIII. 2014, H. Rodrigues leg.), is described and illustrated based on specimens from the Atlantic Forest, Southeastern Brazil. The new species can be distinguished from all other species in this genus mainly by the dark color of the body, absence of the V-shaped pruinosity on the posterior lobe of pronotum, well-defined pruinosity between the cells of the forewing, and presence of a pair of spines on the proctiger. In addition, important intraspecific variations in a population of O. brasiliensis from the State of Sao Paulo are presented. Finally, the genus is recorded for the first time from Northeastern Brazil based on specimens of O. cunucunumana and O. viannai collected in the State of Bahia. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/16654-0 - Taxonomic study and phylogenetic analysis of the genus Limnocoris Stål, 1860 (Insecta: Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Naucoridae)
Grantee:Higor Daniel Duarte Rodrigues
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate