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Macroviliidae - Macrovelia hornii

Macroviliidae - Macrovelia hornii
Mocassin Creek, 6 mi. NE Coulterville, Tuolumne County, California, USA
May 26, 1971
Size: 4.2 mm
I believe I misclassified these "Hemipterans" back in 1971 as "Macroveliidae" - it was near the end of my Grateful Dead period.

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Thanks for sharing, Jerry. Another family knocked off the wish list.

Macroveliidae?
I think you may have been right! Separated from Mesoveliidae by having closed cells in forewing and the pronotum projecting backwards as a lobe covering the scutellum. Hopefully Brady will know the species,

 
Macroveliidae vs Veliidae
. . . just the standard I needed to separate these old California critters. This made my day! I have approximately 15 similar specimens from 4 or 5 different locations in California. As I reworked my Heteroptera drawers to conform to BG taxonomy, I got more and more confused. Many thanks!

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