Notonecta (Notonecta) maculata Fabricius, 1794

Klementová, Barbora Reduciendo, Kment, Petr & Svitok, Marek, 2015, Checklist of water bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Nepomorpha, Gerromorpha) of Slovakia, Zootaxa 4058 (2), pp. 227-243: 233

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4058.2.5

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Notonecta (Notonecta) maculata Fabricius, 1794
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Notonecta (Notonecta) maculata Fabricius, 1794 

Material examined. Bratislava  [garden pond], 48 ° 10 ′ 11 ″N, 17 °06′ 12 ″E, 279 m a.s.l., 07.vii. 2011, 1 ♂ 2 ♀♀, lgt. F. Rovný, det. B. Reduciendo Klementová (coll. DEGB). Podolie, Dudváh [river], 48 ° 39 ′ 53 ″N, 17 ° 46 ′ 59 ″E, 167 m a.s.l., 25.x. 2013, 1 spec., lgt. V. Janský, det. B. Reduciendo Klementová (coll. Central Slovakia Museum in Banská Bystica, Slovakia).

Remarks. Notonecta maculata  was found in small (7.2 m 2, max. depth 0.25 m), fishless garden pond and lowland stream.

Distribution. This Palaearctic species is distributed in southern and central Europe, Great Britain, Denmark, Sweden, northern Africa, Turkey, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Iran and Pakistan ( Jaczewski & Wróblewski 1978, Polhemus et al. 1995, Protić 1998, Kanyukova 2006, Soós et al. 2009, Fent et al. 2011, Berchi 2013). Kment & Baňař (2012) recorded N. maculata  in neighbouring Moravia from one locality (Javorník, Teplica brook) just a few meters from the Slovak border. Notonecta maculata  is found only locally and prefers small habitats (ponds and brooks) with clay substrate and a restricted amount of vegetation, usually found during early successional stages of the pools ( Bosmans 1982, Lock et al. 2013).