Notonecta indica Linnaeus, 1771

Riviaux, Senén Muñoz, Moreira, Felipe Ferraz Figueiredo & López, Carlos Naranjo, 2010, Checklist, distribution, and habitat of the semiaquatic and aquatic bugs from Cuba (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Dipsocoromorpha, Leptopodomorpha, Gerromorpha and Nepomorpha), Zootaxa 2562, pp. 1-23: 19-20

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.197138

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Notonecta indica Linnaeus, 1771
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Notonecta indica Linnaeus, 1771 

Geographical distribution: southern and eastern United States in the Nearctic region to Colombia in the Neotropical region; introduced into the Hawaiian Islands.

Material from Cuba: La Habana, 25.I. 1932, P. J. Bermudez leg. (KU). La Habana, no date, Baker leg. ( USNM). Soledad, 4.IV. 1925, J. G. Meyers leg. (KU). Littletown, 1.I. 1878, no collector (KU) [no specimen number given for all above] ( Hungerford 1933). Holguín, Baire, El Cayo, 21.III. 1973, Cuban-Romanian Biospeological Expedition leg., 1 ɗ, 1 nymph (SIB) ( Nieser 1977). Río Givara, La Victoria, 17.VII. 2001, Hernández & Bauta leg., 11 specimens ( NHMC); Río Cacoyoguin, La Lima, 4.II. 2002, Hernández & Bauta leg., 2 specimens ( NHMC); Puente Blanco, 20.VI. 2002, Hernández & Bauta leg., 1 specimen ( NHMC) ( Hernández and Bauta 2003). Camaguey, Río Máximo, Criadero de cocodrilos (27 Km del nacimiento), 18.II. 2002, O. Bello leg., 3 specimens ( NHMC); 12.III. 2003, O. Bello leg., 1 specimen ( NHMC) ( Bello 2004). Granma, Parque Nacional La Bayamesa, El Zapato, 3.II. 2004, P. López leg., 1 specimen ( NHMC); Río Manguito, 3.II. 2004, P. López leg., 8 specimens ( NHMC) ( López et al. 2004). Sancti Spiritus, Reserva Ecológica Banao, Arroyo El Regalo, 6.II. 2005, P. López leg., 3 specimens ( NHMC) ( López et al. 2006). Santiago de Cuba, Río Mariano, Dos palmas, La Guadalupe, 30.XI. 2005, Y. S. Megna leg., 2 specimens ( NHMC); La Cubana  , Laguna temporal- 1, 2.XII. 2005, Y. S. Megna leg., 11 specimens ( NHMC); Campo Rico, Arroyo- 3, 6.XII. 2005, Y. S. Megna leg., 1 specimen ( NHMC); Río Cauto, Palma Soriano, El Sitio, 1.VI. 2005, Y. S. Megna leg., 2 specimens ( NHMC) ( Deler-Hernández et. al 2007). Guantánamo, La Belleza, no date, G. Álvarez leg., 1 specimen ( NHMC) ( Álvarez 2007).

Habitat: very common in Cuba, inhabiting ponds, lakes, marshes, and river pools up to 600 m above sealevel. Alayo (1967, 1974) mentioned examining specimens from all Cuban provinces, without detailing the distribution of the species throughout the island.

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

NHMC

Natural History Museum, Rangoon