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      A new species, new synonymy, and notes on Paravelia Breddin (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Veliidae)

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          ABSTRACT The broad-shouldered water strider Paravelia cunhai sp. nov. is described and illustrated based on material from the state of Pará, northern Brazil. The new species can be distinguished from all other species in this genus mainly by the dark color of the head and pronotum, absence of pruinosity or silvery pubescence on the anterior lobe of pronotum, maculae pattern on the fore wings, hind femur with row of 22 spines on mesal margin, and general shape of the paramere. This new species was collected in a pool inside a cave without incident light, a habitat recorded for the genus only recently, which reinforces the hypothesis that some species of Paravelia have troglophilic habits. In addition, a photograph of the dorsal habitus and notes concerning P. juruana Polhemus & Polhemus are provided, and P. cupariana Polhemus & Polhemus syn. nov. is proposed as a junior synonym of P. spinifera Polhemus & Polhemus.

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          RESUMO A espécie de percevejo semi-aquático Paravelia cunhai sp. nov. é descrita e ilustrada com base em material do Estado do Pará, norte do Brasil. A espécie nova pode ser diferenciada de todas as outras espécies do gênero principalmente pela coloração escura da cabeça e do pronoto, ausência de pruinosidade e de pubescência prateada sobre o lobo anterior do pronoto, padrão das máculas sobre as asas anteriores, fêmur posterior com uma fileira de 22 espinhos sobre a margem medial e a forma geral do parâmero. Essa espécie foi coletada em uma poça dentro de uma caverna sem incidência de luz, habitat registrado para o gênero apenas recentemente, o que reforça a hipótese que algumas espécies de Paravelia podem ser troglófilas. Além disso é fornecida uma fotografia do habitus dorsal, bem como notas sobre P. juruana Polhemus & Polhemus. Paravelia cupariana Polhemus & Polhemus syn. nov. é estabelecido como sinônimo junior de P. spinifera Polhemus & Polhemus.

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                Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia
                Pap. Avulsos Zool.
                Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo (São Paulo, SP, Brazil )
                0031-1049
                1807-0205
                2016
                : 56
                : 17
                : 183-188
                Affiliations
                [1] São Paulo São Paulo orgnameUniversidade de São Paulo orgdiv1Museu de Zoologia Brazil higorddr@ 123456gmail.com
                [2] Rio de Janeiro orgnameFundação Oswaldo Cruz orgdiv1Instituto Oswaldo Cruz orgdiv2Laboratório de Biodiversidade Entomológica Brazil felipento@ 123456hotmail.com
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                S0031-10492016001700183
                10.11606/0031-1049.2016.56.17
                62aab5cb-7086-452a-bade-0a82859a2cc6

                This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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                Veliinae,South America,Gerromorpha,Percevejos semi-aquáticos,América do Sul,Broad-shouldered water striders

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