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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Fish predation on giant water bug (Heteroptera: Belostomatidae) eggs in an Arizona stream.
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).
ulcerans (families Belostomatidae, Naucoridae, Nepidae, Notonectidae) are carnivorous and able to bite humans (10).
Taxones residentes Ordenes y familias de especies de insectos acuaticos encontrados: Coleoptera (larvas y adulto de; Curculionidae, Dytiscidae, Haliplidae, Hydrochidae, Hydrophilidae, Limnichidae, Luthrochidae y Noteridae), Ephemeroptera (larvas), Hemiptera (larvas y adultos de; Belostomatidae, Corixidae, Hebridae, Hydrometridae, Gerridae, Macroveliidae, Mesoveliidae, Naucoridae, Nepidae, Notonectidae, Veliidae), Megaloptera (larvas de Corydalidae), Plecoptera (larvas), Trichoptera (larvas) Odonata (larvas).
Aquatic insects were represented by insect debris, Coleoptera, Plecoptera, Diptera (Chironomidae, Tanypodinae, Ceratopogonidae, Tipulidae, Culixidae, and Chaoboridae), Ephemeroptera (Caenidae and Polymitarcyidae), Trichoptera (Polycentropodidae and Leptoceridae), Belostomatidae, Notonectidae, and Odonata (Libelullidae, Gomphidae, and Coenagrionidae).
In the early afternoon of 8 April 2009, we observed a giant water bug, Abedus herberti (Hemiptera: Belostomatidae), crawling along a dry stream reach in High Creek, Galiuro Mountains, Arizona (UTM 12S 569134, 3603989; elevation of 622 m).
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.).
Taxa (food items) N % Fruits 1 0.47 Molusca Gastropoda 1 0.47 Arthropoda Hexapoda Orthoptera 1 0.47 Coleoptera 6 2.83 Heteroptera Belostomatidae 1 0.47 Megaloptera Corydalidae Corydalus sp.
Distributional patterns of Chacoan water bugs (Heteroptera: Belostomatidae, Corixidae, Micronectidae and Gerridae).