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Family Veliidae - Smaller Water Striders

 
 
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New records of the water strider Platyvelia brachialis (Stål 1860) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Veliidae) from the Dominican Rep...
By Perez-Gelabert D.E., Burguez Floriano C.F.
Proc. ent. Soc. Wash. 118: 471-476, 2016
Full title: New records of the water strider Platyvelia brachialis (Stål 1860) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Veliidae) from the Dominican Republic and Haiti, with a checklist of the West Indian Veliidae
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The Veliidae (Heteroptera) of America north of Mexico
By Smith, Cecil L. and John T. Polhemus
Proceedings of The Entomological Society of Washington 80(1): 56-68, 1978
View at Biodiversity Heritage Library here

Abstract. — Keys, supplemented with scanning electron micrographs and drawings, are presented for the five genera and 35 species of Veliidae of North America north of Mexico. Distributions and synonymies are given in a check list. A selected bibliography pertaining to these taxa is included.

Work includes original sources.

Systematics of the Genus Rhagovelis Mayr (Heteroptera: Veliidae) in the Western Hemisphere (Exclusive of the angustipes complex)
By Dan A. Polhemus
Entomological Society of America, 1997
Great resource for Rhagovelia. Covers 141 species (of which 11 occur in U.S.) Genus Trochopus now in Rhagovelia.

What do we know about the phylogeny of the semi-aquatic bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Gerromorpha)?
By Damgaard J.
Entomologica Americana 118: 81-98, 2012
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Cladistics, historical biogeography and a check list of gerrine water striders (Gerridae) of the World
By N.M. Andersen
Steenstrupia 21: 93–123, 1995

Evolution of the semi-aquatic bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Gerromorpha) with a re-interpretation of the fossil record
By Jakob Damgaard
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae, 48(2): 251-268, 2008
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The Gerromorpha probably extends back into the Triassic. All families were present in the Mesozoic, and most (all?) extant subfamilies were also present at that time.

Hemiptera from southwestern Texas.
By Barber, H.G.
Science Bulletin of the Museum of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, 1(9): 255-289., 1906
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Barber, H.G. 1906. Hemiptera from southwestern Texas. Science Bulletin of the Museum of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, 1(9): 255-289. (Full Text)

During two successive summers (1903-1904) Mr. Carl Schaeffer of the Brooklyn Museum has collected insects for the Museum in the vicinity of Brownsville, Texas. The Hemiptera were placed in my hands to report upon and this paper is a result of my study of the Heteroptera.

True Bugs (Heteroptera) of the Yukon
By G.G.E. Scudder
Biological Survey of Canada, 1997
In H.V. Danks and J.A. Downes (Eds.), Insects of the Yukon. pp. 241 – 336. Biological Survey of Canada (Terrestrial Arthropods), Ottawa. 1034 pp.

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