The taxonomy of some unusual Microveliinae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Veliidae) from India

Zettel Herbert, Laciny Alice
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 61(2): 517-527, 2021
Published online: 31st December 2021
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Abstract: Two new genera and three new species of Microveliinae are described from India: Thirumalaia ocularis gen. nov. & sp. nov. from Tamil Nadu, Eyarinella robusta gen. nov. & sp. nov. from Kerala and Tamil Nadu, and Geovelia fikaceki sp. nov. from Arunachal Pradesh. A male-based key to the genera of Microveliinae of India and a checklist of Indian species are provided. Neoalardus typicus (Distant, 1903) is recorded for the first time from Rajasthan.
Key words: Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Veliidae, checklist, key to genera, new genera, new species, taxonomy, India, Oriental Region
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