Pleidae

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: 200

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03878791-8B4F-1403-FF0B-0266AFBF07A5

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scientific name

Pleidae
status

 

Family Pleidae 

Plea minutissima Leach 

Standing and slow-moving water bodies of all sizes with abundant aquatic vegetation; zoophage (both adults and larvae feed on the larvae of various aquatic organisms); univoltine; overwinters as adult. According to some authors (e.g. Papáček 1987), diapause is obligate. However, others (e.g. Kovac 1982) report that overwinter torpor is induced by low temperature, and can be interrupted by upward fluctuations in temperature. The imago is longlived (up to 2 years) and probably reproduces in the 2 nd year ( Wefelscheid 1912). West Palearctic.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Pleidae