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Family Macroveliidae - Macroveliid Shore Bugs

Macroviliidae - Macrovelia hornii Macrovelia hornii Macrovelia hornii Mesovelia - Macrovelia hornii Macrovelia hornii Oravelia pege - female Oravelia pege, Fresno Co - Oravelia pege Oravelia pege, Fresno Co - Oravelia pege
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: Macrovelia hornii OR-SD, Oravelia pege Fresno Co., CA(2); the only other family member lives in 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.