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1 June 2017 New Records of Gerromorpha (Insecta: Hemiptera: Heteroptera) from the Neotropical Region
Carla Fernanda Burguez Floriano, Felipe Ferraz Figueiredo Moreira, Pitágoras Da Conceição Bispo
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Abstract

Gerromorpha or semiaquatic bugs have the ability to walk on the surface of the water and occupy a wide variety of habitats. They are relatively well studied in the Neotropical Region, but some species are known only from the type localities or have many gaps in their documented distributions. In this study we examined specimens housed in the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, and report new records for 17 species: Mesovelia bila, Hydrometra argentina, H. caraiba, H. comata, Limnobatodes paradoxus, Euvelia lata, E. mazzucconiae, Husseyella turmalis, Oiovelia cunucunumana, Paravelia conata, Platyvelia brachialis, Steinovelia virgata, Halobatopsis platensis, H. spiniventris, Ovatametra obesa, Limnogonus aduncus aduncus, and L. recurvus.

Carla Fernanda Burguez Floriano, Felipe Ferraz Figueiredo Moreira, and Pitágoras Da Conceição Bispo "New Records of Gerromorpha (Insecta: Hemiptera: Heteroptera) from the Neotropical Region," Transactions of the American Entomological Society 143(2), 103-117, (1 June 2017). https://doi.org/10.3157/061.143.0202
Published: 1 June 2017
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Gerridae
Hydrometridae
Mesoveliidae
Veliidae
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