Heteroptera

 

Heteroptera are now considered a subgenus to the Hemiptera (sometimes regarded as a separate insect order) and are characterized mainly by sucking mouth parts adapted to pierce plant or animal tissue. Most of the approximately 40,000 known species are terrestrial, but some have also adapted to life on or below the water surface. Water bugs are predatory and divided into two groups – Gerromorpha are bugs inhabiting water surface (such as water striders) and Nepomorpha (water striders, water scorpions…), sometimes also referred to as true water bugs, because even if they must visit the water surface to take air for breathing, they live all their life under the water. Water bugs are a common part of assemblages of various types of aquatic habitats. In Slovakia, (according to the latest data available – Reduciendo Klementová et al. 2015), 56 species are recorded, divided into 11 families.

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species of water bugs barcoded from Slovakia

contributors
  • AquaBOL core team
  • Michaela Šamulková (Bc. student)

 

References
  • Reduciendo Klementová et al. 2015
  • Rúfusová et al. 2017
  • Šporka, F., et al. 2003
  • Mišíková Elexová, E. et al. 2010
  • Mišíková Elexová, E. et al. 2015
  • www.freshwaterecology.info
24/10/2019

Last update v1

TAXONNUMBER OF COI SEQUENCESNUMBER OF BARCODESBIN
(BOLD DATABASE)
APHELOCHEIRIDAE
Aphelocheirus aestivalis (Fabricius, 1794)
CORIXIDAE
Arctocorisa carinata (C.R. Sahlberg, 1819)
Arctocorisa cf. germari (Fieber, 1848)114BOLD:ACY1261
Callicorixa praeusta (Fieber, 1860)61BOLD:AAK1938
C. cf. praeusta 11BOLD:ADG5654
Corixa affinis Leach, 1817
Corixa dentipes (Thomson, 1869)32BOLD:ABX0387
Corixa panzeri Fieber, 1848
Corixa punctata (Illiger, 1807) 10BOLD:ACB1799
Glaenocorisa propinqua (Fieber, 1860)
Hesperocorixa linnaei (Fieber, 1848)11BOLD:ABX0448
Hesperocorixa moesta (Fieber, 1848)
Hesperocorixa parallela (Fieber, 1860)
Hesperocorixa sahlbergi (Fieber, 1848)22BOLD:AAN0795
Paracorixa concinna (Fieber, 1848)
Sigara distincta (Fieber, 1848)22BOLD:ABV4484
Sigara falleni (Fieber, 1848)
Sigara fossarum (Leach, 1817)
Sigara lateralis (Leach, 1817)
Sigara limitata (Fieber, 1848)
Sigara nigrolineata (Fieber, 1848)591BOLD:ACB1978
Sigara semistriata (Fieber, 1848)
Sigara striata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Cymatia coleoptrata (Fabricius, 1777)
Cymatia rogenhoferi (Fieber, 1864)
MICRONECTIDAE
Micronecta carpatica Wróblewski, 1958
Micronecta griseola Horváth, 1899
Micronecta minutissima (Linnaeus, 1758)
Micronecta poweri (Douglas & Scott, 1869)
Micronecta scholtzi (Fieber, 1860)
GERRIDAE
Aquarius najas (De Geer, 1773)
Aquarius paludum (Fabricius, 1794)
Gerris argentatus Schummel, 1832
Gerris asper (Fieber, 1860)
Gerris gibbifer Schummel, 183222BOLD:ACB1756
Gerris lacustris (Linnaeus, 1758)
Gerris lateralis Schummel, 183231BOLD:ABA3327
Gerris odontogaster (Zetterstedt, 1828)
Gerris thoracicus Schummel, 1832
Limnoporus rufoscutellatus (Latreille, 1807)
HEBRIDAE
Hebrus pusillus (Fallen, 1807)
Hebrus ruficeps Thomson, 1871
HYDROMETRIDAE
Hydrometra gracilenta Horváth, 1899
Hydrometra stagnorum (Linnaeus, 1758)
MESOVELIIDAE
Mesovelia furcata Mulsant & Rey, 1852
NAUCORIDAE
Ilyocoris cimicoides (Linnaeus, 1758)
NEPIDAE
Nepa cinerea Linnaeus, 1758
Ranatra linearis (Linnaeus, 1758)
NOTONECTIDAE
Anisops sardeus Herrich-Schäffer, 1849
Notonecta glauca Linnaeus, 175891BOLD:AAK4442
Notonecta lutea Müller, 1776
Notonecta maculata Fabricius, 1794
Notonecta viridis Delcourt, 1909 11BOLD:ABV0133
PLEIDAE
Plea minutissima Leach, 1817
VELIIDAE
Microvelia buenoi Drake, 1920
Microvelia reticulata (Burmeister, 1835)
Microvelia pygmaea (Dufour, 1833)
Velia caprai Tamanini, 1947
Velia saulii Tamanini, 1947

Authors of pictures: Matej Žiak, Fedor Čiampor, Zuzana Čiamporová-Zaťovičová, Tomáš Čejka

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