corixid


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Related to corixid: Notonectidae, Nepidae, Naucoridae

corixid

(kəˈrɪksɪd)
n
(Animals) any heteropterous water bug of the vegetarian family Corixidae, typified by Corixa punctata, common in sluggish waters. The forelegs have become modified and are used in stridulation, as by the water singer (Micronecta poweri). See also water boatman
adj
(Animals) of or relating to the Corixidae
[from New Latin corixa, from Greek koris bedbug]
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Various corixid species are incidental or obligatory predators on mosquito larvae in various regions of the world (Reynolds, 1975; Reynolds & Scudder, 1987a, b) and may be important control agents of mosquitoes.
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