Check List 19(5): 669-674, doi: 10.15560/19.5.669
First record of Microvelia albonotata Champion, 1898 (Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Gerridae) from a cave in Colombia
expand article infoEdwin Alfonso Arias Afanador, Irina Morales, Felipe Ferraz Figueiredo Moreira§
‡ Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia, Tunja, Colombia§ Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Abstract
Microvelia albonotata Champion, 1898 (Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Gerridae) is a small semiaquatic bug distributed from southeastern Canada to Peru, including the West Indies. Despite this wide range and an easy identification of male specimens, it was recorded for the first time from Colombia only in 2021. Here, we report this species from the country once more, this time based on material collected in a cave in the department of Boyacá.
Keywords
Cave insects, geographic distribution, Neotropical Region, semiaquatic bugs