Gerridae


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Gerridae

[′jer·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The water striders, a family of hemipteran insects in the subdivision Amphibicorisae having long middle and hind legs and a median scent gland opening on the metasternum.
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The most important argument against including Haloveliinae and Microveliinae in Gerridae is the poor branch support for the entire clade compared with the strong support for Gerridae alone, and the unresolved relationships of the remaining veliid subfamilies.
The Veliidae + Gerridae clade thus comprises several subclades, which qualifies for--or potentially may qualify for--the status as families or subfamilies, but in comparison with other gerromorphan taxa of similar status, very few deeper subclades are at the same time well supported and convincingly diagnosed.
Eotrechinae from the Oriental Region includes the only hygropetric and terrestrial species of Gerridae known, and is therefore an interesting example of a reversal to the type of habitat considered to be ancestral for the infraorder (Andersen, 1982).
Entire mitochondrial genomes are now available for representatives of the Hydrometridae and Gerridae greatly improving the availability of new primers for PCR-amplification and sequencing (Hua et al.
Morphology, evolution and a classification of the Gerridae (Hemiptera-Heteroptera).
Keys to the subfamilies, tribes, genera and subgenera of the Gerridae of the world.
Catalogue des Insectes Heteropteres Gerridae Leach, 1807, africano-malagaches.
Marine Hetertoptera (Insecta): Gerridae, Veliidae, Hermatobatidae, Saldidae and Omaniidae, with notes on ecology and insular zoogeography.