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Inland Water Biology

, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp 220–227 | Cite as

Distribution of water bugs (Heteroptera: Nepomorpha, Gerromorpha) over latitudinal zones in the northeast of European Russia

  • A. N. Zinovjeva
Zooplankton, Zoobenthos, and Zooperiphyton

Abstract

Data on the taxonomic composition of water bugs (Heteroptera: Nepomorpha, Gerromorpha) in the northeast of European Russia are given. A total of 34 water-bug species, which belong to 16 genera and 8 families, are recorded. The species diversity of Nepomorpha and Gerromorpha changes northwards: 33 occur in the taiga zone and only 8 species occur in the tundra zone. The bulk of the fauna consists of Eurosiberian (29%) and trans-Eurasian (26%) species; in latitude-related terms, the temperate group is most richly represented (64%). The species composition of the aquatic and semiaquatic heteropteran fauna of the region is especially similar to that of the tundra and taiga zones of Western Siberia.

Keywords

aquatic bugs semiaquatic bugs distribution northeast of European Russia 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Biology, Komi Scientific Center, Ural BranchRussian Academy of SciencesSyktyvkarRussia

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