Microvelia is a genus of aquatic bugs in the family Veliidae.[2] There are at least 230 described species in Microvelia.[1][3][4][5]

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Microvelia pygmaea illustration from British Entomology
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Family: Veliidae
Genus: Microvelia
Westwood, 1834
at least 230 species
  • Hydroessa Burmeister, 1835
  • Veliomorpha Carlini, 1895


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  1. ^ a b "Microvelia Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "Browse Microvelia". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Microvelia". GBIF. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Microvelia Genus Information". BugGuide.net. Retrieved 30 April 2018.