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Family Macroveliidae - Macroveliid Shore Bugs

Macroviliidae - Macrovelia hornii Macrovelia hornii Macrovelia hornii Insect - Macrovelia hornii Mesovelia - Macrovelia hornii Macrovelia hornii
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Infraorder Gerromorpha (Semiaquatic Bugs)
Superfamily Hebroidea
Family Macroveliidae (Macroveliid Shore Bugs)
Explanation of Names
Macroveliidae McKinstry 1942
2 spp. in 2 genera in our area, 3 spp. in 3 genera worldwide(1)
New World(1); in our area, w. US(2)

Macrovelia hornii Uhler, 1872: OR-SD-Mexico
Oravelia pege Drake and Chapman, 1963: CA (known only from type locality/specimens in Dry Creek, Fresno County)

The only other extant species in the family:
Chepuvelia usingeri China, 1963: Chile
on surface vegetation(1)
prey or scavenge on arthropods(1)
Works Cited
1.Biodiversity of the Heteroptera
Henry T.J. 2009. In: Foottit R.G., Adler P.H., eds. Insect biodiversity: Science and society. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell: 223-263.
2.Aquatic Insects of North America
R. W. Merritt, K. W. Cummins, M.B. Berg. 2008. Kendall/Hunt.