Taxonomic revision of the Neotropical genus Oiovelia (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Veliidae)
Rodrigues Higor D., De Melo Alan Lane, Ferreira-Keppler Ruth L.
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(1): 65-98, 2014
Abstract: The genus Oiovelia Drake & Maldonado-Capriles, 1952 includes
foam-inhabiting insects that occur from Venezuela to Argentina and contains four
previously described species: Oiovelia brasiliensis Moreira, Nessimian &
Rúdio, 2010, O. cunucunumana Drake & Maldonado-Capriles, 1952, O. rivicola
Spangler, 1986, and O. spumicola Spangler, 1986. A redescription of the
genus, diagnostic information on the four described species, description of four
new species from Brazil (O. chenae sp. nov., O. hamadae sp. nov., O. pydanieli
sp. nov., and O. viannai sp. nov.), an identification key, photos, and
illustrations of male genitalia of all the species are herein presented. To
facilitate separation of the New World genera of the subfamily Veliinae, an
updated identification key is also presented.
Key words: Heteroptera; Gerromorpha; Veliidae; aquatic insects; foam; identification key; new species; Brazil; South America; Neotropical Region