Phoresy on the aquatic Coleoptera: Helophoridae and Hydrophilidae species in Lake Van Basin, Turkey

Abstract :

Phoresy were studied on the Helophoridae and Hydrophilidae species in Lake Van Basin for the first time. In the research area, 3 of 30 species belonging to the family Helophoridae and 5 of 35 species belonging to the family Hydrophilidae were observed phoretic. Most cases of phoresy were observed in the species of family Hydrophilidae, genus Enochrus. All aquatic mites were carried under the second wings


Keyword :

Phoresy, Helophoridae, Hydrophilidae, water mite, Lake Van Basin


Author(s) : Tasar, G. E., Erman, O., Polat, A.
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2012 Vol. 7 Number 2