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Evolution of salinity tolerance in the diving beetle tribe Hygrotini (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae)
The results demonstrate multiple origins of the tolerance to salinity, although most saline and hypersaline species were concentrated in two lineages, and suggest a link between increased aridity and the development of tolerance to saline waters, in agreement with recent research in other groups of aquatic Coleoptera.
Cuticle hydrocarbons in saline aquatic beetles
- M. Botella-Cruz, Adrián Villastrigo, S. Pallarés, E. López-Gallego, A. Millán, J. Velasco
- Environmental Science, BiologyPeerJ
- 14 July 2017
The results suggest that osmotic stress on aquatic insects could exert a selection pressure on CHC profile similar to aridity in terrestrial species.
Response of a littoral macroinvertebrate assemblage to a persistent hydrological drought in a permanent mountain shallow lake from northwestern Spain
Current projections predict an intensification of hydrological drought as a consequence of climate change, but we know very little about the potential effects on aquatic communities. La Bana (SW Leon…
A new species of Micragasma J. Sahlberg, 1900 (Coleoptera: Hydraenidae) from Crete
A new species of Micragasma J. Sahlberg, 1900 (Coleoptera, Hydraenidae), which is here treated as a subgenus of Ochthebius Leach, 1815, was found at the margins of a coastal rockpool in the island of Crete.
Irreversible habitat specialization does not constrain diversification in hypersaline water beetles
- Adrián Villastrigo, P. Arribas, I. Ribera
- Biology, Environmental ScienceMolecular ecology
- 10 August 2020
This study tested for the first time the impact of hypersaline habitat specialization on diversification rates, finding no support for it to be an evolutionary dead‐end.
A new classification of the tribe Hygrotini Portevin, 1929 (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Hydroporinae)
The tribe Hygrotini Portevin, 1929 is currently composed of four genera, Heroceras Guignot, 1950, Herophydrus Sharp, 1880, Hygrotus Stephens, 1828 (with two subgenera, Coelambus Thomson, 1860, and…
Habitat preference and diversification rates in a speciose lineage of diving beetles.
The neglected diversity of the Ochthebius fauna from Eastern Atlantic and Central and Western Mediterranean coastal rockpools (Coleoptera, Hydraenidae)
- Adrián Villastrigo, C. Hernando, A. Millán, I. Ribera
- BiologyOrganisms Diversity & Evolution
- 26 October 2020
Four species of Ochthebius subgenus Cobalius from coastal rockpools of the western Palaearctic Region are described and the widespread evolutionary convergence in beetles living in coastal habitats is discussed, sometimes in different genera or even families.
Parallel decay of vision genes in subterranean water beetles.