Corixidae


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Related to Corixidae: Nepidae, Notonectidae, Naucoridae

Corixidae

[kə′rik·sə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The water boatmen, the single family of the hemipteran superfamily Corixoidea.

Corixidae

 

a family of water bugs. The body usually measures 5–6 mm. The tibiae of the front legs are shortened, and the feet are spoon-shaped. There are about 100 species, with 46 distributed in the USSR. The Corixidae live in small bodies of water and swim and fly well. They feed on plants, scraping off the surface tissues, and also completely sucking up seaweed filaments and particles of silt and detritus. The males can stridulate by rubbing their feet over the edges of the upper lip. When there are many Corixidae. the noise they produce becomes audible from the water.

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These taxa were later replaced by stable zooplankton communities and many predators from the families Corixidae and Notonectidae.
Estos sistemas de agua dulce mantienen diversos grupos de insectos, como los de la familia Corixidae, que actualmente cuenta con aproximadamente 200 especies a nivel mundial (Richards y Davies, 1984).
A1, A2, A9, D6, D10, D12 Taeniopteryx metequi Ricker and Ross: D10 Order Hemiptera (8 families) Family Belostomatidae Belostomafluminea Say: A2, A4, A5, A8, A11, A13, A16, C2, C4, D4, D7, D11 Family Corixidae Hesperocorixa spp.
La dieta de las aves limicolas esta constituida principalmente de invertebrados macrobentonicos, como insectos de los ordenes Coleoptera, Homoptera, Diptera y de las familias Corixidae (Hemiptera, Heteroptera), entre otros, sin embargo la mayoria de estudios concuerdan que los Chironomidae (Diptera) son su principal alimento (Rundle, 1982; Baldassarre & Fischer, 1984; Eldridge, 1992; Lyons & Haig, 1997).
En forma de huevecillos, como por ejemplo el ahuahutle (complejo de chinches acuaticas, de las familias Corixidae y Notonectidae).
Although we did not conduct aquatic sampling, seven aquatic and semi-aquatic families (Belostomatidae, Corixidae, Gelastocoridae, Gerridae, Hydrometridae, Nepidae, and Notonectidae) were represented.
Los representantes del orden Heteroptera, de las familias Corixidae (Centrocorisa) y Notonectidae (Buenoa), se hallaron solo en abril y octubre en la estacion D.
Brief history of Cuban aquatic and semiaquatic Heteroptera: In the 19th century, the classic work of Guerin-Meneville (1857) listed 14 species (not including synonyms and misidentified species) of aquatic and semiaquatic Heteroptera from Cuba, belonging to the families Saldidae, Gerridae, Hydrometridae, Veliidae, Belostomatidae, Corixidae, Naucoridae, Nepidae, and Notonectidae.
Las familias Corixidae (Hemiptera), Sphaeridae (Veneroida), Physidae (Bassomatophora) y Thiaridae (Mesogastropoda) se reportan por primera vez en 2006, junto con los ya mencionados quironomidos y ceratopogonidos.
Mahner's (1993) scheme differs from Rieger's (1976) in the position of Corixidae, which is considered the sister group of (Ochteroidea + (Naucoroidea + Notonectoidea)); whereas in Rieger's scheme the position of the Ochteroidea and Corixidae are inverted [i.
Miscellaneous aquatic invertebrates (Ostracoda and Trichoptera), aquatic and terrestrial Coleoptera, and Corixidae occurred infrequently in the diet and collectively represented 0 to 17% (mean = 2%) of the diet.