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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Colubridae Peltophryne Colubridae peltocephala Rhinella crucifer Belostomatidae Erythrinidae Rhinella granulosa Leptodactylidae Procyonidae Rhinella icterica Ctenidae Ctenidae Ctenidae Theraphosidae Rhinella Colubridae proboscidea Cycloramphidae Cycloramphus Viperidae boraceiensis Dendrobatidae Dendrobates Theraphosidae auratus Momotidae Eleutherodactylidae Phyllobates Colubridae terribilis Eleutherodactylus Buthidae coqui Eleutherodactylus Phyllodactylidae johnstonei Eleutherodactylus Cranaidae sp.
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).
Los autores agradecen de manera especial a los pescadores de la zona por su colaboracion en el trabajo de campo y a Gian Cario Sanchez por la informacion proporcionada sobre los decapodos y la colecta de Belostomatidae.
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.
1 Araucnephioides 12 1 1 Simuliidae Gigantodax 46 17 139 Pedrowygomyia 6 Simulium 8 45 Limonia 2 1 Tipulidae Molophilus 3 1 9 Tipula 16 8 18 Ephemeroptera Baetidae Andesiops 28 24 25 Baetodes 176 178 256 Camelobaetidius 2 Prebaetodes 4 3 1 Leptohyphidae Haplohyphes Leptohyphes 16 22 20 Oligoneuridae Lachlania 3 2 10 Hemiptera Belostomatidae Belostoma Lepidoptera Arctiidae Paracles 1 Crambidae Synclita Megaloptera Corydalidae Protochauliodes Oligocheta Lumbriculidae LMt.
Distributional patterns of Chacoan water bugs (Heteroptera: Belostomatidae, Corixidae, Micronectidae and Gerridae).