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Title: Altavelia, a new genus of Neotropical Veliinae (Heteroptera: Gerromorpha: Veliidae), with a key to species and descriptions of four new species from Colombia
Authors: Pholemus, Dan A.
Molano, Fredy
Morales, Irina
Moreira, Felipe Ferraz Figueiredo
Floriano, Carla Fernanda Burguez
Affilliation: Bishop Museum. Dept. of Natural Sciences. Honolulu, HI, USA.
Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia. Museo de Historia Natural “Luis Gonzalo Andrade”. Laboratorio de Entomología, Grupo de Investigación Sistemática Biológica. Tunja, BY, Colombia.
Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia. Museo de Historia Natural “Luis Gonzalo Andrade”. Laboratorio de Entomología, Grupo de Investigación Sistemática Biológica. Tunja, BY, Colombia.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Laboratório de Biodiversidade Entomológica. Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Brasil.
Universidade Estadual Paulista. Departamento de Ciências Biológicas. Assis, SP, Brasil / Universidade de São Paulo. Departamento de Ciências Biológicas. Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brasil.
Abstract: The new genus Altavelia Polhemus & Moreira (Heteroptera: Gerromorpha: Veliidae) includes seven species previously contained in the inveruglas group of Paravelia Breddin, 1898 and four new species from Colombia: A. altoandina Molano & Morales, A. antioquia Molano & Morales, A. montana Molano & Morales, and A. quindiana Molano & Morales. Additionally, A. amoena (Drake, 1957) is synonymized with A. flavomarginata (Hungerford, 1930). The genus is characterized by prominent setal tufts or sclerotized wing-like processes on the male proctiger; elongate body shape with long, slender legs; uniformly blackish forewings; antennal segment I longest; and the female abdomen with tergum VIII deflexed. Species in this genus occur at high elevations in the Andes Mountains with records from 1500 to 3600 m. A key is provided to all 11 species in the genus and new distributional records are presented for A. boliviana (Breddin, 1898), A. columbiensis (Hungerford, 1930), and A. flavomarginata.
Keywords: Andes
Distribution
Semiaquatic bugs
South America
Taxonomy
keywords: Andes
Insetos semiaquáticos
Distribuição
América do Sul
Taxonomia
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Magnolia Press
Citation: PHOLEMUS, Dan A. et al. Altavelia, a new genus of Neotropical Veliinae (Heteroptera: Gerromorpha: Veliidae), with a key to species and descriptions of four new species from Colombia. Zootaxa 4585, n. 2, p. 295-314, 2019.
DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4585.2.4
ISSN: 1175-5326
Copyright: restricted access
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