Hesperocorixa distanti, from here.

Belongs within: Panheteroptera.

The Corixidae, water boatmen, are a group of aquatic bugs characterised by short forelegs with scoop-shaped tarsi. These are used to glean algae for food, though they also feed on small, soft-bodied animals (Grimaldi & Engel 2005).

    |--Haenbea badamgaravae GE05, S02
    |--Yanliaocorixa S02
    |--Gazimuria GE05
    |--Karataviella GE05
    |--Diapherinus GE05
    |--Cristocorixa GE05
    |--Bumbacorixa GE05
    |--Corixonecta GE05
    |--Jiangxicorixa S02
    |--Linicorixa S02
    |--Ratiticorixa S02
    |--Vulcanicorixa S02
    |--Shelopuga sinitsae S02
    |--Siculocorixa estria S02
    |--Lufengnacta GE05
    |--Liassocorixa GE05
    |--Bakharia GE05
    |--Archaeocorixa GE05
    |--Baissocorixa GE05
    |--Mesosigara kryshtofovichi GE05, S02
    |--Corixalia GE05
    |--Rhomboidella GE05
    |--Shurabella [Shurabellidae] GE05
    |--Velocorixa [Velocorixinae] S02
    |    `--V. ponomarenkoi S02
    |--Corixia S02
    |    |--C. punctata Im92
    |    `--C. vanduzeei S02
    |--Diacorixa S02
    |    |--D. germanica S02
    |    `--D. miocenica S02
    |--Agraptocorixa ZS10
    |    |--A. eurynome TDC06
    |    `--A. parvipunctata TDC06
    |--Cenocorixa WP99
    |    |--C. bifida WP99
    |    `--C. expleta WP99
    |--Sigara W01
    |    |--S. arguta PC66
    |    |--S. falleni W01
    |    `--S. striata D91
    `--Hesperocorixa TW05
         |--H. distanti (Kirkaldy 1899) Iw92
         |--H. kolthoffi (Lundblad 1933) Iw92
         `--H. mandshurica (Jaczewski 1924) Iw92

*Type species of generic name indicated


[D91] Davids, C. 1991. Water mites: the impact of larvae and adults on their host and prey populations. In: Dusbábek, F. & V. Bukva (eds) Modern Acarology: Proceedings of the VIII International Congress of Acarology, held in České Budĕjovice, Czechoslovakia, 6–11 August 1990 vol. 1 pp. 497-501. SPB Academic Publishing: The Hague.

[GE05] Grimaldi, D., & M. S. Engel. 2005. Evolution of the Insects. Cambridge University Press: New York.

[Im92] Imes, R. 1992. The Practical Entomologist. Aurum Press: London.

[I92] Iwahashi, J. (ed.) 1992. Reddo Deeta Animaruzu: a pictorial of Japanese fauna facing extinction. JICC: Tokyo.

[PC66] Pendergrast, J. G., & D. R. Cowley. 1966. An Introduction to New Zealand Freshwater Insects. Collins: Auckland.

[S02] Sinitshenkova, N. D. 2002. Ecological history of the aquatic insects. In History of Insects (A. P. Rasnitsyn & D. L. J. Quicke, eds) pp. 388-426. Kluwer Academic Publishers: Dordrecht.

[TW05] Terry, M. D., & M. F. Whiting. 2005. Mantophasmatodea and phylogeny of the lower neopterous insects. Cladistics 21: 240-257.

[TDC06] Timms, B. V., B. Datson & M. Coleman. 2006. The wetlands of the Lake Carey catchment, northeast Goldfields of Western Australia, with special reference to large branchiopods. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 89 (4): 175-183.

[WP99] Walter, D. E. & H. C. Proctor. 1999. Mites: Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour. CABI Publishing: Wallingford (UK).

[W01] Wohltmann, A. 2001. Closely related species of Parasitengonae (Acari: Prostigmata) inhabiting the same areas: Features facilitating coexistence. In Acarology: Proceedings of the 10th International Congress (R. B. Halliday, D. E. Walter, H. C. Proctor, R. A. Norton & M. J. Colloff, eds) pp. 121-135. CSIRO Publishing: Melbourne.

[ZS10] Zborowski, P. & R. Storey. 2010. A Field Guide to Insects in Australia. Reed New Holland: Sydney.

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