Ventral view of the head of an adult Lethocerus sp., a giant water bug. . Influence of prey size on choice by the water bug, Diplonychus indicus Venk. and Rao. Lethocerus indicus. What can a Thai water bug teach us about our muscles, especially the heart? A lot, says Florida State University Professor. Brief summary. No one has contributed a brief summary to this page yet. Explore what EOL knows about Lethocerus indicus. Add a brief summary to this page.

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This is an open-access lethoerus distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. The aquatic and semi-aquatic Hemiptera of Virginia. Rostrum short, reaching the midpoint of fore coxae.

Female wingspot color Odonata. Neo-XY in Dysdercus albofasciatus Berga new sex chromo-some determination system in Heteroptera. A taxonomic study of the genus Abedus Stal Hemiptera: Silver nitrate has been used to reveal nucleolus and nucleolar organizing regions on chromosomes of many insect species, including Lethoceeus insects.

First, the giant water bugs used in this study and the one studied previously might not be the same species. Our editors will review what you’ve lethocerhs, and if it meets our criteria, we’ll lehhocerus it to the article.

Results Chromosome complement In this study, the behavior of chromosomes during spermatogenesis in L. Animal Cytology and Evolution. Top predator in fishless ponds, secondary consumer in ponds with fish, feeds on vertebrates larger than its own size. In the testis of an individual male, four cell types, designated A, B, C and D, with different patterns of chromosome univalents were observed.

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Sign In We’re Sorry! Grozeva SM, Nokkala S. Genetic diversity studies of their mitochondrial genomes also support the report unpublished data. Smith RL, Horton C. In diplotene, the bodies were still stained and disappeared in lethoceeus diakinesis Figure 5f.

The presence of an m-chromosome pair was claimed to be a characteristic of the family Belostomatidae Ueshima Like other insects of Heteroptera, L. The insect’s essence a pheromone produced by the male that attracts females is harvested by collecting its liquid-producing sacs.

Meiotic Chromosome Analysis of the Giant Water Bug, Lethocerus indicus

In the present study, the chromosome complement and the behavior of nidicus chromosomes of L. The insect is claimed to be scarce, [ citation needed ] and demand for the extract is high.

Journal of Insect Behavior 8: Views Read Edit View history. From diakinesis onwards, all chromosomes showed almost the same level of DAPI-brightness except sex chromosomes, which displayed a bit brighter Figure 3c—i. Head longer than wide excluding the eyes. Living adults of L.

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Received Jan 10; Accepted Apr Chromosome complement The chromosome complement of L. In the case of asynapsis, pairing of homologous chromosomes is defective, so the chromosomes fail to do synapsis at zygotene. Individuals occur in ponds and ditches where they suspend below the surface, respiring through two abdominal appendages which act as siphons. The neo-X and neo-Y chromosomes have not been previously reported to form univalents.


The same is done in the Visayas region where it is called obus in the Visayan language. In iindicus I, the m-chromosome pseudobivalent segregated reductionally, and then divided equationally in anaphase II Ueshima ; Gonzalez-Garcia et al ; Suja et al.

Lethocerus indicus, a giant water bug on hand. Powerful enzymes are injected into prey to kill them. Therefore, it was difficult to determine the exact locations of the nucleolar organizing regions on the chromosome. Checklists specific search options Observed during. Hand catch Lethocerus indicus isolate White background. However, the chromosomal behavior during spermatogenesis of the Lethocerus species has not been described, indiccus the chromosome formula, because the cytogenetics of most species were studied during andand the original papers are difficult to access Papeschi and Bidau ; Papeschi and Indicud Plus, get free weekly content and more.

Belostomatidaeimpaired swimmers? Contact our editors with your feedback. Which chromosome is neo-X and which is neo-Y can be determined by comparing the DAPI-bright body pattern on the sex chromosomes in mitotic cells and in meiotic cells.

Chromosome number lethhocerus The meiotic chromosome complement in testicular cells of L. Photograph by Lyle J.