The diagnostic morphological features of British Sigara striata, S. dorsalis and intermediate specimens (Corixidae), with a new key for identification of adult males

Savage, Alan and Parkin, Emma (1998) The diagnostic morphological features of British Sigara striata, S. dorsalis and intermediate specimens (Corixidae), with a new key for identification of adult males. Freshwater Forum, 10, pp. 35-48.

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Abstract

There are 34 species of the family Corixidae (Hemiptera Heteroptera) in Britain and Ireland of which Sigara striata and Sigara dorsalis are the only two British representatives. In this article the authors briefly consider a range of diagnostic features that may be used to separate British specimens of striata from dorsalis. Most of these morphological features have been used in keys to the British species of the subgenus Sigara sensu strictu. A scoring system has also been devised to facilitate the identification of individuals from the southeast of England, although it is applicable to the whole of the British Isles, and a new (short) key is presented.

Item Type: Article
Title: The diagnostic morphological features of British Sigara striata, S. dorsalis and intermediate specimens (Corixidae), with a new key for identification of adult males
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Savage, Alan
Parkin, Emma
Refereed: No
Journal or Publication Title: Freshwater Forum
Volume: 10
Page Range: pp. 35-48
Date: 1998
ISSN: 0961-4664
Issuing Agency: Freshwater Biological Association
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aquatic insects; Integumentary system; anatomical structures; animal morphology; identification keys; Corixidae; Sigara dorsalis; Sigara striata; British isles
Subjects: Ecology
Biology
Limnology
Item ID: 4589
Depositing User: Hardy B Schwamm
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2010 12:43
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:11
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/4589

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