Opportunistic foraging by heteropteran mosquito predators

  title={Opportunistic foraging by heteropteran mosquito predators},
  author={Nabaneeta Saha and Gautam Aditya and Goutam Kumar Saha and Stephanie E. Hampton},
  journal={Aquatic Ecology},
Tropical aquatic environments host a large number of predatory insects including heteropteran water bugs Anisops bouvieri Kirkaldy, 1704 (Heteroptera: Notonectidae), Diplonychus (=Sphaerodema) rusticus Fabricius, 1781 (Heteroptera: Belostomatidae), and Diplonychus (=Sphaerodema) annulatus Fabricius, 1781 (Heteroptera: Belostomatidae) feeding on a range of organisms. In tropical and subtropical wetlands, ponds, and temporary pools these predators play a role in regulation of dipteran populations… CONTINUE READING

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