One exception is the Gelastocoridae, which are riparian and possess short antennae. The truly Most aquatic and semiaquatic Hemiptera are predatory. Hemiptera, Gelastocoridae, Nerthra, China. Introduction. Toad bugs ( Gelastocoridae) are a remarkable group of aquatic bugs (Nepomorpha). which are derived. Key to California semiaquatic and aquatic Hemiptera based on habitats and habits of the Nepomor- pha. suggested that the Ochteridae and Gelastocoridae.

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Retrieved from ” https: Key to genera adapted from 3 Fore leg with two claws, the tarsus well separated from the tibia; profemora not broadly triangular; pronotum at base of head as wide as eyes The digital photographs of specimens Fig. Records of the Zoological Survey of India 96 During the daytime this species hides in wet mud or sand, or under stones or plant debris Chen et al.

Anthocoridae minute pirate bugs or flower bugs Cimicidae bed bugs, bat bugs Curaliidae Curalium cronini Joppeicidae Lasiochilidae Lyctocoridae Medocostidae Microphysidae Miridae plant bugs, leaf bugs, grass bugs Nabidae damsel bugs Pachynomidae Plokiophilidae Polyctenidae old world bat bugs Reduviidae assassin bugs, wheel bugs, thread-legged bugs Thaumastocoridae royal palm bugs Tingidae lace bugs Velocipedidae.

Mononyx turgidulus Distant, Lobes of ovipositor slightly projecting posteriorly; posterior margin of last visible abdominal sternite triangularly emarginate Fig. Artheneidae Berytidae stilt bugs Blissidae Colobathristidae Cryptorhamphidae Cymidae Geocoridae Henicocoridae Heterogastridae Idiostolidae Lygaeidae milkweed bugs, true seed bugs Malcidae Ninidae Oxycarenidae Pachygronthidae Rhyparochromidae atypical seed bugs Piesmatidae ash-grey leaf bugs.


The Gelastocoridae toad bugs is a family aqiatic about species of insects in the suborder Heteroptera. Published online May From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Some Northern Hemisphere species deposit eggs in small holes in mud under stones near the water.

Key to genera adapted from 3. Abdominal sternites of female nearly symmetrical except for posterior margin of last sternite, which is slightly emarginated, but with apex slightly convex just below the lobes of the ovipositor, the latter somewhat rounded and the left one overlapping the right.

Infraorder Nepomorpha, families Ochteridae and Gelastocoridae. Connexivum broadly expanded laterally in both sexes. Aradoidea Aradidae flat bugs Termitaphididae termite bugs. Like other Heteropterathey have hemelytra for their forewings and piercing-sucking mouthparts.

Gelastocoridae contains telastocoridae recent genera and approximately species distributed worldwide, but much more prevalent in the tropics Polhemus Nieser N, Chen PP. Their antennae are hidden. Hebridae velvet water bugs. University of Kansas Science Bulletin gepastocoridae Apical tubercle absent, lateral and superapical tubercles small, irregular in shape, not sharply pointed. The male of Nerthra asiatica is recorded and reviewed for the first time.

Aclerdidae Asterolecaniidae pit scales Beesoniidae beesoniids Carayonemidae carayonemids Cerococcidae ornate pit scales Coccidae soft scales Conchaspididae Dactylopiidae cochineals Diaspididae armored scales Eriococcidae felt scales Halimococcidae pupillarial palm scales Kermesidae Kerriidae lac scales Lecanodiaspididae false pit scales Margarodidae cottony cushion scales, giant coccids, ground pearls Micrococcidae Mediterranean scales Monophlebidae giant scales Ortheziidae ensign scales Phenacoleachiidae phenacoleachiids Phoenicococcidae palm scales Pseudococcidae mealybugs Putoidae giant mealybugs Stictococcidae stictococcids.

Classification and Natural History 2 ed. Lingnan Science Journal 20 1: This page was last edited on 6 Aprilat Eggs are broadly oval, flattened on one side and the shell has a rough hexagonal sculpture. Festschrift in Honour of 80th Anniversary of Michail Josifov— Harcourt Brace College Publishers.


Please consider a year-end gift to Gelastocoride Naucoridae creeping water bugs. Body dorsally brown, with variable yellowish or other marking, often obscured by muddy crust. Scutellum slightly darker than rest of dorsal surface Fig. Ceratocombidae Dipsocoridae Hypsipterygidae Schizopteridae Stemmocryptidae. Contributed by Troy Bartlett on 16 February, – The outline of the ovipositor was the same and the ventral submarginal tumescences on the last visible abdominal sternite absent.

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Notes on some toad bugs from China (Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Gelastocoridae)

Anales Instituto Patagonia Abdominal sternites of male mostly asymmetrical, but nearly symmetrical in female. Upcoming Events Discussioninsects and people from the BugGuide Gathering in VirginiaJuly Photos of insects and people from the gathering in WisconsinJuly Photos of insects and people from the gathering in VirginiaJune Alydidae broad-headed bugs Coreidae squash bugs, leaf-footed bugs Hyocephalidae Rhopalidae scentless plant bugs Stenocephalidae.

Articles from ZooKeys are provided here courtesy of Pensoft Publishers. Systematics Nerthra asiatica Keywords: Scutellum elevated, tumescent laterally and at apex, with curved ridge paralleling sinuosity of posterior margin of pronotum. Science paper online 1—

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