Nepidae


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Related to Nepidae: water scorpion, Gelastocoridae

Nepidae

[′nep·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The water scorpions, a family of hemipteran insects in the superfamily Nepoidea, characterized by a long breathing tube at the tip of the abdomen, chelate front legs, and a short stout beak.
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Saldidae, Hebridae, Hydrometridae, Naucoridae, Nepidae and Pleidae were found exclusively on altitudinal groups A and B, showing that most water bugs exhibit a distinct preference for lower altitudes.
Infraorden Familia Especie Mesoveliidae Mesovelia mulsanti White Hydrometridae Hydrometra argentina Berg Gerromorpha Veliidae Microvelia mimula White Microvelia pulchella pulchella Westwood Nepomorpha Nepidae Ranatra sjostedti Montandon Belostoma elegans (Mayr) Belostomatidae B.
5%, Belostomatidae [less than or equal to] 2%, and Nepidae [less than or equal to] 0.
000 Nepidae Latreille, 1802 Ranatra Fabricius, 1790 Ranatra sp.
Although we did not conduct aquatic sampling, seven aquatic and semi-aquatic families (Belostomatidae, Corixidae, Gelastocoridae, Gerridae, Hydrometridae, Nepidae, and Notonectidae) were represented.
versuta Drake & Harris + + Veliinae Platyvelia brachialis (Stal) + GERRIDAE Gerrinae Gerrini Limnogonus aduncus aduncus Drake & + Harris Tachygerrini Eurygerris fuscinervis (Berg) + + Trepobatinae Trepobatini Trepobates taylori (Kirkaldy) NEPOMORPHA NEPIDAE Nepinae Curictini Curicta grandis De Carlo + Ranatrinae Ranatra heydeni Montandon + BELOSTOMATIDAE Belostomatinae Belostoma bifoveolatum Spinola B.
57%, whereas the remaining families (Hebridae, Notonectidae, Hydrometridae, Nepidae, Gerridae, Mesoveliidae, Veliidae and Rhyparochromidae) represented 7.
Las Nepidae de la Argentina comprenden 11 especies, en dos generos y dos subfamilias (Bachmann, 1998); dos de las cuatro especies de Curicta Stal y tres de las siete de Ranatra Fabricius fueron recolectadas en el parque (Tabla II).