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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Abdominal V-IV sternites of male mostly asymmetrical, ninth sternite rather oval, wider than long, not as long as eighth sternite; seventh sternite sternite about half as long as eighth sternite; fifth sternite very short medially Fig. The roughened and mottled nature of the body provides a good camouflage cryptozoic. Nepomorpha of south-eastern Asia.

Family Gelastocoridae – Toad Bugs

Bristles short or moderately long, clavate, slightly curved, bristles in rows and clumps on hemelytra and in clumps on scutellum and pronotum. They are found under stones and plant debris or burrowing into wet sand or mud. Contributed by Troy Bartlett on 16 February, – Hfmiptera Cicadellidae leafhoppers Melizoderidae Membracidae typical treehoppers, thorn bugs Myerslopiidae.


XML Treatment for Nerthra indica: This page was last edited on 6 Aprilat Tijdschrift voor Entomologie AnimaliaHemipteraGelastocoridae.

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

Body dorsally brown with scutellum slightly darker than rest Fig. Right paramere swollen apically and stick out at middle.

Scutellum hemmiptera small, apex narrowed, basal portion depressed, inclining to apex which is the most elevated part. Lingnan Science Journal 20 1: The digital photographs of specimens Fig. The Nerthrinae includes one fossil genus, Cratonerthra Martins-Neto, with two species Ruf et al.

Aqhatic occurring in China are reviewed. Bal A, Basu RC. In female, abdomen nearly symmetrical. Entire body covered with short, broadly clavate bristles, bristles pale and especially dense on pronotum and on the elevations of the head.

Identification and Ecology of Australian Freshwater Invertebrates

Systematic Entomology 29 4: Hemelytra entirely coriaceous, fused together, extending slightly beyond end of abdomen, large longitudinal carinae present; base of embolium greatly expanded laterally. Zoological Survey of India. Transactions of the Natural History Society of Formosa Articles from ZooKeys are provided here courtesy of Pensoft Publishers.


Australian Gelastocoridae species are usually flightless with the wings either absent or greatly reduced. Nieser N, Chen PP. Apex of head with four tubercles, one at the apex is not visible in the dorsal view, the others sometimes rather indistinct Fig. Records of the Zoological Survey of India 96 Click the contributor’s name for licensing and usage information.

Schuh; James Alexander Slater Body dorsally brown, with variable yellowish or other marking, often obscured by muddy crust. Fan Memorial Institute of Biology, Peiping, pp.

Journal of the Asiatic Society Bengal 57 Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Dedicated naturalists volunteer their time and resources here to provide this service. Abstract The three species of Nerthra Say, Hemiptera: New Holland Publishers, Ltd.

Heteroptera from China I. Corixoidea Corixidae water boatmen. Body middle sized for the genus.

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