Ochteroidea

Ochteroidea

[äk·tə′rȯid·ē·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
A monofamilial tropical and subtropical superfamily of hemipteran insects in the subdivision Hydrocorisae; individuals are black with a silky sheen, and the antennae are visible from above.
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Mahner's (1993) scheme differs from Rieger's (1976) in the position of Corixidae, which is considered the sister group of (Ochteroidea + (Naucoroidea + Notonectoidea)); whereas in Rieger's scheme the position of the Ochteroidea and Corixidae are inverted [i.
From a cytogenetic point of view Nepomorpha may be regarded as containing five groups: Nepoidea, Ochteroidea, Naucoroidea, Corixoidea, and Notonectoidea.
Taking into account the phylogenetic relationships of families and superfamilies of Nepomorpha proposed by Rieger (1976) and Mahner (1993), the <<primitive>> superfamilies Nepoidea and Ochteroidea show both simple and multiple sex chromosome systems (XY and [X.