A new species of Veloidea (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Veliidae) from southwestern Mexico

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Tijdschrift voor Entomologie

A Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Entomology since 1857

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  • Veloidea polhemorum n. sp., wingless morph, photographs of dorsal habitus. – 1, male; 2, female. Specimens from Los Terreros, Guerrero, Mexico (CL 1896).

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  • Terminal male abdomen of Veloidea species, ventral view showing processes on ventrites VII and VIII. – 7, V. polhemorum n. sp.; specimen from Los Terreros, Guerrero, Mexico (CL 1896); 8, V. reposita (Drake & Harris); specimen from Panuco, Sinaloa, Mexico (CL 1637).

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  • Male parameres of Veloidea species. – 9, V. polhemorum n. sp.; specimen from Los Terreros, Guerrero, Mexico (CL 1896); 10, V. reposita (Drake & Harris); specimen from Panuco, Sinaloa, Mexico (CL 1637).

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  • Male proctiger of V. polhemorum n. sp. – 11, dorsal view; 12, lateral view; specimen from Los Terreros, Guerrero, Mexico (CL 1896).

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  • Distribution of Veloidea species in Mesoamerica. Square = V. polhemorum n. sp. Circles = V. reposita (Drake & Harris).

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  • Veloidea polhemorum n. sp., pretarsal structures, showing eversible swimming blades on middle and hind legs. – 4, fore leg; 5, middle leg; 6, hind leg. Specimen from Los Terreros, Guerrero, Mexico (CL 1896).

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  • Veloidea polhemorum n. sp., winged female, photograph of dorsal habitus. Specimen from Los Terreros, Guerrero, Mexico (CL 1896).

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  • Male proctiger of V. reposita (Drake & Harris), dorsal view; specimen from Panuco, Sinaloa, Mexico (CL 1637).

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  • Veloidea reposita (Drake & Harris), wingless morph, photographs of dorsal habitus. – 14, male; 2, female. Specimens from west of Compostela, Nayarit, Mexico (CL 730).

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  • Veloidea reposita (Drake & Harris). – 16, winged male, photograph of dorsal habitus; 17, detail of eversible swimming blades on middle tarsus. Specimen from Panuco, Sinaloa, Mexico (CL 1637).

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