Check List 17(2): 503-506, doi: 10.15560/17.2.503
First record of Ramphocorixa rotundocephala Hungerford, 1927 (Hemiptera, Corixidae) for Colombia
expand article infoMabel Giovana Pimiento-Ortega, Isabella González-Gamboa, Yimy Herrera-Martínez
‡ Research group Manejo Integrado de Ecosistemas y Biodiversidad XIUÂ, School of Biology, Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia – UPTC. Avenida Central del Norte 39-115. 150001. Tunja, Boyacá – Colombia, Tunja, Colombia
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In the course of research conducted on Procambarus clarkii (Girard, 1852) in Colombia, Ramphocorixa rotundocephala Hungerford, 1927 was collected in Güitoque Lake, outside the town of Gachantivá, Boyacá. The species was identified from the adult males found there. This species of aquatic insect occurs mostly in Central and North America, but there are also two records from Venezuela in South America. This is the first record of this species and its genus for Colombia. This finding increases this species’ known distribution on the continent and the diversity of hemipterans in northern South America.

Boyacá, Güitoque, lake, South America