Aphelocheiridae

Esenbekova, Perizat Abdykairovna, Nurushev, Murat Zhusupbekovich & Homziak, Jurij, 2015, Aquatic Hemiptera (Heteroptera) of Kazakhstan, with notes on life history, ecology and distribution, Zootaxa 4013 (2), pp. 195-206: 199-200

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4013.2.2

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scientific name

Aphelocheiridae
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Family Aphelocheiridae 

Aphelocheirus aestivalis (Fabricius) Found  the benthos of rivers and streams with a more or less strong currents, and in lakes, sometimes in brackish waters, at depths of 0.5 to 9 m. The type of bottom can be quite varied, from rocky, sandy and clayey silt, covered with vegetation, shells, or contaminated to a greater or lesser extent; zoophage (prey includes larvae of aquatic insects, crustaceans and other arthropods); semivoltine, mating takes place in the 3 rd year; larvae overwinter for two years: usually as Stage I in the first year as and Stage IV for the second; have been reported to overwinter on the bottom of water bodies in the egg stage, as larvae of all stages, and as adults of all ages ( Saettem 1986). West Eurasian.

Aphelocheirus bianchii Kiritshenko 

In rivers; demersal rheophile; zoophages (larvae of aquatic Diptera  , mayflies, caddis flies); semivoltine, mating takes place on the 3 rd year; overwinter on the bottom of water bodies in the egg stage, in all larval stages and as adults ( Kanyukova 1974). Turkestan-Turanian.

Aphelocheirus nawae Nawa 

Demersal rheophile preferring areas of strong current in coastal zone rivers, almost always on hard-packed or pebbly surfaces, but occasionally on silty-sand bottom and in polluted areas; zoophage (prey includes larvae of aquatic Diptera  , mayflies, caddis flies); semivoltine, mating takes place in the 3 rd year; overwinters on the bottom of water bodies in the egg stage, in all larval stages and as adults ( Kanyukova 1974). East Palearctic.