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Microvelia pygmaea Illustration from British Entomology
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Family: Veliidae
Genus: Microvelia

Microvelia is a genus of aquatic bugs in the family Veliidae.[1]

Adult and nymphs (India)




  1. ^ Andersen, Nils O. "Microvelia polhemi, n. sp. (Heteroptera: Veliidae) from Dominican amber: The first fossil record of a phytotelmic water strider." Journal of the New York Entomological Society 107.2-3 (1999): 135-144.
  2. ^ Arnett, Ross H. American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2000. 279.
  3. ^ a b Polhemus, J. T. (1999). "Two new species of Microvelia from treeholes, with notes on other container-inhabiting veliid species (Heteroptera: Veliidae)". Journal of the New York Entomological Society. 107 (1): 31–37. JSTOR 25010289. doi:10.2307/25010289.