Belostomatidae


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Belostomatidae

[‚bel·ə·stō′mad·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The giant water bugs, a family of hemipteran insects in the subdivision Hydrocorisae.
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However, because we were interested in evaluating Hemiptera known to bite humans, the families Belostomatidae, Naucoridae, and Nepidae also were included, although each represented <2% of total collections.
5%, Belostomatidae [less than or equal to] 2%, and Nepidae [less than or equal to] 0.
Hydropsyche simulans pupae Hydroptilidae Neotrichia X Orthotrichia X Leptoceridae Anthripsodes X Leptocerus X Nectopsyche X Oecetis X Polycentropodidae Cyrnellus fraternus Neureclipsis Hemiptera Belostomatidae Lethocerus X Corixidae Sigara X Pleidae Plea X Coleoptera Dysticidae Dytiscus Laccophilus X Gyrinidae Dineutus X Gyrinus?
Macroinvertebrates were collected from eight taxonomic groups: one suborder, Zygoptera, and seven families, including the coleopterans Gyrinidae and Hydrophilidae, odonates Aeshnidae and Libellulidae, and hemipterans Belostomatidae, Corixidae, and Notonectidae.
For this reason, ANOVA also was used to assess a subset of six ponds (15C, 27A, 31F, 38E, 45A, 45B) that contained five taxa common to each of the six ponds (Aeshnidae, Belostomatidae, Hydrophilidae, Libellulidae, Notonectidae).