Two new species of Paravelia – P. loutoni and P. reclusa – are described from water-filled bamboo internodes in the forests of eastern Peru. Color dorsal habitus photographs of both species and line drawings of key male genitalic characters are provided, accompanied by a distribution map. Line drawings of the male genitalic structures of P. myersi Hungerford, the closest putative relative to these two new species, are also provided for comparison. Although Neotropical Veliidae have been previously reported from bromeliad phytotelmata, the current results from bamboo internodes are the first records for veliid utilization of this habitat in the Western Hemisphere, and indicate that further samples from such habitats are likely to result in the discovery of other heretofore undetected veliid species. New records are also provided for 12 other previously described Paravelia species; the new records serve to clarify the geographic ranges and ecological preferences of these taxa.
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Hemiptera: New and old. – No. 1. –
The Canadian Entomologist41:
Revision of the Oriental bamboo-inhabiting semiaquatic bugs genus Lathriovelia Andersen, 1989 (Heteroptera: Veliidae) with description of L. rickmersi, new species, and notes on the genus Baptista Distant, 1903. –
Raffles Bulletin of Zoology48:
Two new species of Paravelia Breddin, 1898 and distributional notes concerning the Veliidae of Minas Gerais State, Brazil (Insecta: Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Gerromorpha). –
A reconsideration of the status of the genus Paravelia Breddin, with other notes and a checklist of species (Veliidae: Heteroptera). –
Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society49:
Two new species of Microvelia from treeholes, with notes on other container-inhabiting veliid species (Heteroptera: Veliidae). –
Journal of the New York Entomological Society107:
A review of the veliid fauna of bromeliads, with a key and description of a new species (Heteroptera: Veliidae). –
Journal of the New York Entomological Society99:
PutonA.1889. In: M. Noualhier Excursions Hémiptérologiques à Tenerife et à Madére avec l’énumeration des espéces récoltées et la description de espéces novelles par le Dr. A. Puton. – Revue d’Entomologie 8: 293–310.
The genus Paravelia Breddin, 1898 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Veliidae) in Brazil, with descriptions of eight new species. –