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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The authors have not seen this species, and distribution data for this species was collected from the published literature. Australian Gelastocoridae species are usually flightless with the wings either absent or greatly hemiiptera.

Enticocephalomorpha, Dipsocoromorpha, Nepomorpha, Gerromorpha and Leptopodomorpha. Records of the Zoological Survey of India 96 Eds Insects of Samoa and other Samoan terrestrial Arthropoda. 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.

Bristles short or moderately long, clavate, slightly curved, bristles in rows and clumps on hemelytra and in clumps on scutellum and pronotum. Nepomorpha and Gerromorpha of Vanuatu. Gerroidea Gerridae water gelastocoriddae Hermatobatidae Veliidae riffle bugs.


Body middle sized for the genus. Infraorder Nepomorpha, families Ochteridae and Gelastocoridae. XML Treatment for Nerthra indica: Body dorsally brown with scutellum slightly darker than rest Fig. Adelgidae woolly conifer aphids Phylloxeridae phylloxerans.

Family Gelastocoridae – Toad Bugs –

Lingnan Science Journal 12 Supplement: Views Read Edit View history. Nova Guinea, New Series Clasper of male rather sickle-shaped, but nearly straight, very slightly enlarged at apex then tapering to a blunt point.

Nerthra arunachalensis Thirumalai, Mononyx grossus Montandon, Belostomatidae giant water bugs Nepidae water scorpions, needle bugs.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Articles with ‘species’ microformats. During the daytime this species hides in wet mud or sand, or under stones or plant debris Chen et al. Material and methods The male genitalia were examined in glycerol and illustrated using a Zeiss Discovery V8 microscope.

Hebridae velvet water bugs. Gelastocoridae are riparian insects, generally found at the margins of streams and ponds, where they are predators of small insects. Gelastocoridae catch their prey by leaping on gelastocordae of them and grasping them with their modified front legs.

Lingnan Science Journal 20 1: Mononyx projectus Distant, Corixoidea Corixidae water boatmen. Right paramere gelastocorida apically and stick out at middle. Eds Catalogue of the Heteroptera of the Palaearctic Region. Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift 7: Scutellum slightly darker than rest of dorsal surface Fig.


Description from Todd XML Treatment for Nerthra macrothorax. The Nerthrinae includes one fossil genus, Cratonerthra Martins-Neto, with two species Ruf et al.

Family Gelastocoridae – Toad Bugs

Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift N. The female guards the eggs until they hatch.

Abdominal sternites of male rather small, last visible aquwtic sternite wider than long, nearly twice as long as seventh sternite, which has the right gelatocoridae elongate, spatulate. Abdominal sternites of male mostly asymmetrical, but nearly symmetrical in female. Apex of head with four tubercles, one at the apex is not visible in the dorsal view, the others sometimes rather indistinct Fig.

Retrieved from ” https: Bristles mostly short and clavate, groups of long black bristles on basal tumescences and median part of pronotum. Body large size for the genus. New Holland Publishers, Ltd.