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Predaceous diving beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) represent one of many biggest households of freshwater bugs (~ 4,200 species). even if dytiscid adults and larvae are ubiquitous all through quite a few aquatic habitats and are major predators on different aquatic invertebrates and vertebrates, there are not any compilations that experience desirous about summarizing the information in their ecology, systematics, and biology. Such wisdom would get advantages someone operating in aquatic structures the place dytiscids are a big a part of the nutrition net. in addition, this paintings will let a better appreciation of dytiscids as version organisms for investigations of primary ideas derived from ecological and evolutionary conception. Contributed chapters are via authors who're actively engaged in learning dytiscids and every bankruptcy deals a synthesis of the present wisdom of quite a few subject matters and should supply destiny instructions for research.

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Six setae (MX2, MX3, MX4, MX5, MX6, MX7) and two pores (MXb, MXc) are the basal number of sensilla on the maxillary stipes. Two setae (MX8, MX9) and 2 pores (MXd, MXh) appear on the galea (except in Hydroporinae and Cybistrini where they are either absent (Fig. 32) or located on the stipes (Fig. 37)). Five setae, five pores, and a setal group occur on 34 Y. C. Michat the palpus: one seta (MX10) on palpifer; one seta (MX13) and two pores (MXe, MXf) on palpolmere I; two setae (MX11, MX12) and two pores (MXg, MXi) on palpomere II; one seta (MX14), one pore (MXj) and a setal group (gMX) on palpomere III.

3. 3 Ancestral setae and pores on the legs of first instars of Dytiscidae subfamilies Setae/pores CO1 CO2 CO3 CO4 CO5 CO6 CO7 CO8 CO9 CO10 CO11 CO12 CO13 CO14 CO15 CO16 CO17 C018 COa COd TR1 TR2 TR3 TR4 TR5 TR6 TR7 TRa TRb TRc TRd TRe TRf TRg FE1 FE2 FE3 FE4 FE5 FE6 FE7 FE8 FE9 FE10 FEa AGA 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 COL 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 CPL 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 COP 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 DYT 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0/1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0/1 0/1 1 1 1 1 1 1 HYD 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0/1 1 1 0/1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0/1 LAC 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 LAN MAT 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 (continued) Y.

Eleven small setae (CO1, CO2, CO3, CO4, CO5, CO13, CO14, CO15, CO16, CO17, CO18) and one pore (COa) appear on the proximal portion of the segment. Seven setae (CO6, CO7, CO8, CO9, CO10, CO11, CO12) and one pore (COd) appear on the distal portion. This pattern is quite uniform within the taxa studied. The only differences observed are the absence of pore COa in Pachydrini (Hydroporinae), and the relative positions of setae CO6 and CO7 and pore COd. 2 Trochanter Seven setae and seven pores are coded on the Dytiscidae trochanter (Figs.

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