Microvelia electra Andersen 2001 (riffle bug)

Insecta - Hemiptera - Veliidae

Full reference: N. M. Andersen. 2001. Fossil water striders in the Oligocene/Miocene Dominican amber (Hemiptera: Gerromorpha). Insect Systematics & Evolution 31:411-431

Belongs to Microvelia according to N. M. Andersen 2001

Sister taxa: Microvelia grimaldii, Microvelia polhemi

Type specimen: AMNH DR-14-59, 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)

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