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A new species, new synonymy, and notes on Paravelia Breddin (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Veliidae)

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Author(s):
Higor D.D. Rodrigues [1] ; Felipe F.F. Moreira [2]
Total Authors: 2
Affiliation:
[1] Universidade de São Paulo. Museu de Zoologia - Brasil
[2] Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Laboratório de Biodiversidade Entomológica - Brasil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia (São Paulo); v. 56, n. 17, p. 183-188, 2016-00-00.
Abstract

ABSTRACT The broad-shouldered water strider Paravelia cunhai sp. nov. is described and illustrated based on material from the state of Pará, northern Brazil. The new species can be distinguished from all other species in this genus mainly by the dark color of the head and pronotum, absence of pruinosity or silvery pubescence on the anterior lobe of pronotum, maculae pattern on the fore wings, hind femur with row of 22 spines on mesal margin, and general shape of the paramere. This new species was collected in a pool inside a cave without incident light, a habitat recorded for the genus only recently, which reinforces the hypothesis that some species of Paravelia have troglophilic habits. In addition, a photograph of the dorsal habitus and notes concerning P. juruana Polhemus & Polhemus are provided, and P. cupariana Polhemus & Polhemus syn. nov. is proposed as a junior synonym of P. spinifera Polhemus & Polhemus. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/18338-3 - Taxonomic and phylogenetic study of the subfamily Limnocorinae (Insecta: Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Naucoridae)
Grantee:Higor Daniel Duarte Rodrigues
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
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