Sphaeriidae


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Sphaeriidae

[sfə′rī·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The minute bog beetles, a small family of coleopteran insects in the suborder Myxophaga.

Sphaeriidae

 

a family of small hemispherical beetles measuring 0.6–1.0 mm in length. The hind wings have a fringe of long hairs, and the elytra are not reduced. The beetles live along shores in sand and flotsam. One species occurs in the USSR. The family has not been widely studied.

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Role of the Unionidae and Sphaeriidae (Mollusca Bivalvia) in eutrophic lake Zbechy and its outlow.
Otras familias cuyos representantes estaban presentes fueron Asellidae (8%), Chironomidae (7%), Tipulidae (4%), Tubificidae (4%), Physidae (3%) y Sphaeriidae (2%).
A nonnative species of Sphaeriidae was found in five stream sites of 3rd, 4th, and 7th order.
Other groups (Ceratopogonidae, Hirudinea, Hydrachnidia, Sphaeriidae, Asellus aquaticus, Sialis lutaria, Caenis sp.
Las familias que presentan mayor riqueza especifica son Lithoglyphidae (22) y Sphaeriidae (25), respectivamente.
Key words: Sphaeriidae, clams, Valvatidae, Lymnaeidae, snails, coregonid fish, gut passage
Our results also demonstrated a trend in summer benthic macroinvertebrate community composition where dominance by the class Oligochaeta and the Family Sphaeriidae declined and the proportion of Chironomidae increased with increasing use of no-till systems (Figure 2).