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dytiscid

(dɪˈtɪsɪd; daɪ-)
n
(Animals) any carnivorous aquatic beetle of the family Dytiscidae, having large flattened back legs used for swimming
adj
(Zoology) of, relating to, or belonging to the Dytiscidae
[C19: from New Latin Dytiscus genus name, changed from Greek dutikos able to dive, from duein to dive]
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However, because of general inattention to the reproductive behavior of Nearctic dytiscids, this may represent only "expected" variation in life-history responses to very different climates and landscapes.
However for dytiscids as reported for 31 July (Table 1), warm ambient temperatures may not directly influence their physiology because of their aquatic habitat.
The number of replicates for each types of predators were: gerrids (12 replicates); hydrometrids (16 replicates); veliids (12 replicates); notonectids (18 replicates); and dytiscids (20 replicates).
Dytiscids are abundant and widespread in Mburucuya N.
When salinity levels oscillate between 80 and 120 g salt per liter, the absence of fish permits a thriving invertebrate fauna rich in dytiscids (diving beetles) and copepods, the basic food source for many marsh birds.
However, there were aquatic invertebrates that may prey on tadpoles (adult and larval dytiscids, notonectids, and odonate larvae; Hews 1988, Peterson and Blaustein 1992).
These pools are typically small and apparently below the size that can support fish and/or invertebrate predators like odonates or dytiscids (Van Buskirk, 1988; Pearman, 1995).
Three hundred and seven collections were made throughout Tennessee for a total of 11,023 specimens and 101 species of dytiscids.
In reference to lotic environments, dytiscids are most commonly observed in rivers and streams with a greatly reduced flow rate (Tremouilles, 1995).
The non-mosquitoes invertebrates found in the stream pools along Jaribuni River included Gerrids, Hydrometrids, Notonectids, Naucorids, Dytiscids, Libullids, Coenagrionids and tadpoles.
Tate AW and Hershey AE: Selective feeding by larval dytiscids (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) and effects of fish predation on upper littoral zone macroinvertebrate communities of Arctic lakes.
Dytiscids exploit almost every continental waters (Wilson, 1923; Tremouilles, 1998; Balke, 2005).