Naucoroidea

Naucoroidea

[nȯ·kə′rȯid·ē·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
The creeping water bugs, a superfamily of hemipteran insects in the subdivision Hydrocorisae; they are suboval in form, with chelate front legs.
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In addition, Rieger (1976) data suggest a paraphyletic Naucoroidea, whereas Mahner (1993) treat this superfamily as monophyletic, but without placing the Potamocoridae in his analysis.
They found support for the monophyly of all Nepomorpha families, and superfamilies except Naucoroidea (i.
Sobre la clasificacion de los Naucoroidea americanos (Heteroptera).
From a cytogenetic point of view Nepomorpha may be regarded as containing five groups: Nepoidea, Ochteroidea, Naucoroidea, Corixoidea, and Notonectoidea.
The Corixoidea and two other superfamilies, Naucoroidea and Notonectoidea, present a pair of m chromosomes and show variable sex chromosome systems (XY, X0 and [X.