Family Veliidae Amyot and Audinet-Serville 1843 (riffle bug)

Insecta - Hemiptera - Veliidae

Alternative spellings: Veliadae, Velides

Full reference: C. J. B. Amyot and J. G. Audinet-Serville. 1843. Histoire Naturelle des Insectes. Hémiptères 1-675

Parent taxon: Gerromorpha according to M. M. Solórzano Kraemer and V. Perrichot 2014

See also Andersen 1998, Andersen 2000, Andersen 2001, Bergroth 1893, Damgaard 2008, Damgaard 2012, Nel and Paicheler 1993, Popov 1971, Scudder 1890 and Szwedo 2018

Sister taxa: Gerroidea, Hebroidea, Hydrometroidea, Mesovelioidea

Subtaxa: Haloveliinae Microveliinae Stenovelia Velia Veliinae

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Type: Velia

Distribution:

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (2 collections)

• Eocene of Denmark (1), the Russian Federation (2), United States (1: Colorado)

• Cretaceous of Australia (1), France (1)

• Jurassic of Mongolia (1)

Total: 9 collections including 12 occurrences

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