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Family Macroveliidae - Macroveliid Shore Bugs

Macroviliidae - Macrovelia hornii Macrovelia hornii Macrovelia hornii Insect - Macrovelia hornii Mesovelia - Macrovelia hornii Macrovelia hornii
Classification
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
Numbers
2 spp. in 2 genera in our area, 3 spp. in 3 genera worldwide(1)
Range
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
Habitat
on surface vegetation(1)
Food
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.