Aphelocheiridae

Aphelocheiridae

[¦af·ə‚läk·ə′rī‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of hemipteran insects belonging to the superfamily Naucoroidea.
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En contraste en el hemiptero acuatico Aphelocheirus aestivalis (Fabricius, 1794) (Aphelocheiridae) la vitelogenesis es muy prolongada ya que dura entre dos y cuatro semanas (Papacek y Soldan 2008).
Structure and development of the reproductive system in Aphelocheirus aestivalis (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Nepomorpha: Aphelocheiridae).
A similar concept of the relationships among the Potamocoridae, Naucoridae, and Aphelocheiridae could be seen in systems developed by Popov [25]and Mahner [10].
A preliminary estimation of the characters of the maxillae, mandible structure, and labial sensilla with respect to their phylogenetic value based on the ground plan was compared with the basic model within the group (i.e., the basal taxa of the Nepidae and Belostomatidae) and with the more diverse forms of these structures in more evolutionarily advanced groups (i.e., Ochteridae, Gelastocoridae, Aphelocheiridae, Naucoridae, Pleidae, Helotrephidae, Notonectidae, Diaprepocoridae, Corixidae, and Micronectidae).
On the basis of their appearance, maxillary stylets of Potamocoris sp.(Figure 3(a)) were classified as stylets with asymmetrical apices (the right one (Rmx) was straight and narrow; the left one (Lmx) was wide and curved) (K2 (4)) like the Aphelocheiridae and Cheirochelinae (Coptocatus oblongulus, Coptocatus kinabalu, Cheirochela feana, and Gestroiella limnocoroides).
Familia Pontuacao Siphlonuridae, Heptageniidae, Leptophlebiidae, Potamanthidae, Ephemeridae (Efemeropteros); Taeniopterygidae, Leuctridae, Capniidae, Perlodidae, Perlidae, Chloroperlidae 10 (Plecopteros); Aphelocheiridae, Phryganeidae, Molannidae, Beraeidae, Odontoceridae, Leptoceridae, Goeridae, Lepidostomatidae, Brachycentridae, Sericostomatidae (Tricopteros); Athericidae, Blephariceridae (Dipteros).
In the part of discussion, the ground plan of the morphological labial sensilla structures and the preliminary estimation of the characters of the labial sensilla in respect to phylogenetic value are compared with the basal model within the group (i.e., the basal taxa of the Nepidae and Belostomatidae) to the more diverse forms of these structures in more evolutionarily advanced groups (i.e., Corixidae, Ochteridae, Gelastocoridae, Aphelocheiridae, Naucoridae, Pleidae, Helotrephidae, and Notonectidae, resp.).
Aphelocheiridae. Aphelocheirus variegatus Kiritschenko, Aphelocheirus aestivalis (Fabricius).
marginatus, Figure 15(f)), Gelastocoridae (Gelastocoris oculatus, Figures 16(a) and 16(b); Nerthra nepaeformis, Figures 17(a), 17(b), 17(c), and 17(d)) and the Aphelocheiridae (Aphelocheirus aestivalis, Figures 18(a) and 18(b)).
They found support for the monophyly of all Nepomorpha families, and superfamilies except Naucoroidea (i.e., Naucoridae, Aphelocheiridae, and Potamocoridae).
The short labium reaching slightly towards the posterior margin of the head is typical for most Nepomorpha, except for the Ochteridae and Aphelocheiridae. In the latter mentioned families, as well as in the Reduviidae (Cimicomorpha), the labium is long, reaching near the apex of the abdomen similarly as in some Pentatomomorpha [4, 20, 24, 25].
In the Discussion section, morphology of the labial segments and the preliminary estimation of the characters of the labium with respect to their phylogenetic value are compared with the basic model within the group (i.e., the basal taxa of the Nepidae and Belostomatidae) and to the more diverse forms of these structures in more evolutionarily advanced groups (i.e., Ochteridae, Gelastocoridae, Aphelocheiridae, Naucoridae, Pleidae, Helotrephidae, and Notonectidae, resp.) in relation to the characters of gerromorphans described by Andersen [33] and treated as an outgroup for the Nepomorpha by Wheeler et al.