Morphological and molecular characterization of predatory aquatic and semi-aquatic bugs of India


  • Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata, West Bengal, 700053, India
  • ICAR-National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources, Bangalore, Karnataka, 560024, India


In the present study, a total of eight species of aquatic and semi-aquatic Hemiptera collected from India were identified based on morphology and mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase gene I (COI). Details of morphology based identification and the utility of COI gene to identify the aquatic Hemiptera is discussed in this paper.


Aquatic and semi-aquatic bugs, cytochrome oxidase I, Hemiptera, taxonomy

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