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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In turn, the mandibles of corixid bugs shared a common pattern with other water bugs [79], but Brozek [57] pointed out similarities in the mandibles of the corixids only with respect to the mandibles of the Gelastocoridae.
Those that remain submerged include fast swimmers inhabiting the open water, including the corixids and notonectids [38, 43-45] and slow-moving benthic species that breathe through long respiratory siphons, such as many nepids and belostomatids [25].
Some of the Nepomorpha species are mostly predators whereas most corixids are plant feeding; however, there are several species which prefer feeding on animals or a mixed type of nutrition [43-45, 49-51].
Board 28 HIGH TEMPERATURE EFFECTS ON PHYSIOLOGICAL AGE IN THE CORIXID SIGARA MATHESONI.
Sigara mathesoni is a cold water corixid that lives mainly in Canada and the northern United States.
Several other invertebrate taxa (corixid and gerrid hemipterans, dytiscid beetles) immigrate to the artificial ponds each spring, complete one or several generations, and then return to the natural basins to overwinter (Wissinger 1997).
Corixids have a high dispersal potential, which allows them to utilize various available habitats (Jannson, 1986).
Feeding in corixids (Heteroptera) of small alkaline lakes in central B.C.