One exception is the Gelastocoridae, which are riparian and possess short antennae. The truly Most aquatic and semiaquatic Hemiptera are predatory. Hemiptera, Gelastocoridae, Nerthra, China. Introduction. Toad bugs ( Gelastocoridae) are a remarkable group of aquatic bugs (Nepomorpha). which are derived. Key to California semiaquatic and aquatic Hemiptera based on habitats and habits of the Nepomor- pha. suggested that the Ochteridae and Gelastocoridae.
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Family Gelastocoridae – Toad Bugs
The outline of the ovipositor was the same and the ventral submarginal tumescences on the last visible abdominal sternite absent. Dedicated naturalists volunteer their time and resources here to provide this service. Lingnan Science Journal 20 1: The authors have not seen this species, and distribution data for this species was collected from the published literature.
Hemelytra not extending to the end of the abdomen, membrane well developed; embolium with the basal half of the lateral margin nearly straight, not expanded laterally at middle. XML Treatment for Nerthra indica: Abstract The three species of Nerthra Say, Hemiptera: Mononyx turgidulus Distant, The Nerthrinae includes one fossil genus, Cratonerthra Martins-Neto, with two species Ruf et al.
We strive to provide accurate information, but we are mostly just amateurs attempting to make sense of a diverse natural world. True Bugs of the World Hemiptera: Enicocephaloidea Aenictopecheidae Enicocephalidae unique-headed bugs, gnat bugs. HemipteraGelastocoridaeNerthraGelasgocoridae.
Notes on some toad bugs from China (Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Gelastocoridae)
Apart from the no doubt considerable physical protection that the armour affords them, the layer of sand renders them effectively invisible on the hmeiptera unless they move at the wrong moment. Body large size for the genus. The life cycle is poorly known. The holotype is a female from China: Systematic Entomology 29 4: Coleorrhyncha are a different clade from Heteroptera.
Gerridae water striders Hermatobatidae Veliidae riffle bugs. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington Apical tubercle absent, lateral and superapical tubercles small, irregular in shape, not sharply pointed. Transactions of the Natural History Society of Formosa Pronotum widest at transverse furrow, a little narrower than abdomen; lateral margins of pronotum parallel or nearly so, anterior and posterior margin weakly sinuate; surface coarsely gelastocorida.
Body dorsally brown with scutellum slightly darker than rest Fig. Lobes of ovipositor slightly projecting posteriorly; posterior margin of last visible abdominal sternite triangularly emarginate Fig.
Dorsal habitus of Nerthra spp. In female, abdomen nearly symmetrical. Toad bugs Gelastocoridae are a remarkable group of aquatic bugs Nepomorpha which are derived from aquatic ancestors and have become secondarily terrestrial Hebsgaard et al. Australian Gelastocoridae species are usually flightless with the wings either absent gelastocorieae greatly reduced.
Bristles mostly short and clavate, groups of long black bristles on basal tumescences and median part of pronotum.
Gellastocoridae Netherlands Entomological Society, Amsterdam23— Journal of the Asiatic Society Bengal 57 Biodiversity of the Heteroptera Henry T. Tijdschrift voor Entomologie Photos of insects and people from the gathering in ArizonaJuly Photos of insects and people from the gathering in Alabama Photos of gelastocoirdae and people from the gathering in Iowa Photos from the Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa Photos from the gathering in Washington.
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