Notonectidae


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Related to Notonectidae: Corixidae, Berytidae, Backswimmers

Notonectidae

[‚nōd·ə′nek·tə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The backswimmers, a family of aquatic, carnivorous hemipteran insects in the superfamily Notonectoidea; individuals swim ventral side up, aided in breathing by an air bubble.
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Several pieces of evidence for the Belostomatidae and Nepidae pointing out to similar characters of the labium and other anatomical structures have been provided by Parsons [20, 25, 38], and they have served as basis for distinguishing the previous groups from the Gelastocoridae, Ochteridae, Aphelocheiridae, Naucoridae, and Notonectidae.
Considering species found at higher altitudes (Group D), there is a clear dominance of Veliidae, Gerridae and Notonectidae species, although Gelastocoridae and Belostomatidae are also represented.
Las familias mejor representadas fueron Gerridae con 12 especies (23%) y Veliidae con nueve especies ( 17%), seguida en su orden por Naucoridae con ocho (15%) y Notonectidae con siete (13%) (Tabla 1).
Concentrations of mercury in Notonectidae were significantly higher (P < 0.001) and concentrations of mercury in Hydrophilidae were significantly lower (P < 0.005) than all other taxa.
In this context, intraspecific differences in habitat use of the different instars have been observed, for example, in the predatory aquatic bug Notonecta hoffmani (Notonectidae, reviewed by Morin 2011), the theraphosid Ephebopus murinus (Walckenaer, 1937) (Marshall & West, 2008), and the co-occurring ctenid wandering spiders Phoneutria fera Perty, 1833, and Phoneutria reidyi (F.O.P.-Cambridge, 1897) (Torres-Sanchez & Gasnier 2010).
25 Limoniidae Limoniidae sp.ind 3 Hemiptera Corixidae Sigara sp.ind 17 Notonectidae Notonectidae sp.ind 1 Gerridae Gerridaesp.ind 2 Trichoptera 2 Familleind Trichoptera sp.ind 2 Basommatophora Physidae Physa sp.