Microvelia polhemi Andersen 2000 (riffle bug)

Insecta - Hemiptera - Veliidae

Full reference: N. M. Andersen. 2000. Microvelia polhemi, n. sp. (Heteroptera: Veliidae) from Dominican amber: the first fossil record of a phytotelmic water strider. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 107:135-144

Belongs to Microvelia according to N. M. Andersen 2001

See also Andersen 2000

Sister taxa: Microvelia electra, Microvelia grimaldii

Type specimen: AMNH DR-10-324, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Dominican amber (AMNH coll), which is in a Burdigalian/Langhian terrestrial amber in the Dominican Republic.

Ecology:

Distribution: found only at Dominican amber (AMNH coll)

Show more details


Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.


Click image to enlarge. Click to access iDigBio record.