Voltinism in Microvelia hinei was studied in southern Illinois during 1989 and 1990. This species apparently overwintered as adults, which became active in late April; adults were last collected in late September. First instars were found from mid-May to late June, second instars from early-May to late October, third instars from mid-May to mid-July, fourth instars from mid-May to mid-August, and fifth instars from mid-May to mid-August. The sequences of peaks of nymphal instars and adults indicate that this species is at least bivoltine in southern Illinois. This species was reared from egg to adult at 26.7 ± 0.6°C and under a 14L:10D photoperiod. The incubation period averaged 6.41 days; and the five nymphal stadia, 4.28, 2.76, 2.52, 3.00, and 4.08 days, respectively. Total developmental time averaged 25.00 days.
Taylor, Steven J. and McPherson, J. E.
"Voltinism and Laboratory Rearing of Microvelia Hinei (Heteroptera: Gerromorpha: Veliidae),"
The Great Lakes Entomologist: Vol. 36
, Article 1.
Available at: https://scholar.valpo.edu/tgle/vol36/iss1/1