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Published: 2022-05-18

First report of the genus Thirumalaia Zettel & Laciny, 2021 (Hemiptera: Veliidae) in the Ryukyu Islands, Japan, with the description of a new species

NIDEK Co., Ltd., Gamagôri, Aichi, Japan. Corresponding author. Ryosuke Matsushima, NIDEK Co., Ltd., 34–14 Maehama, Hiroishi-cho, Gamagôri, Aichi 443–0038, Japan
Hemiptera immature stage Japan Microveliinae semiaquatic bugs small water striders taxonomy Thirumalaia Thirumalaia kaara Veliidae

Abstract

The genus Thirumalaia Zettel & Laciny, 2021 (Veliidae: Microveliinae) was recently established with one Indian species. Here, a new species, T. kaara sp. nov., from Ishigaki-jima Island and Iriomote-jima Island, Ryukyu, Japan is described. Additionally, the distribution of the genus is updated and laboratory rearing information of the immature stages of T. kaara sp. nov. are provided.

 

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