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Notonecta glauca (Water boatman)

Wikipedia Abstract

They also found that the green-sensitive peripheral photoreceptors function in a similar way as nocturnal Phasmatodea (or stick insects). To protect their eye from direct sunlight during the day, the pigment cell's diaphragm are condensed, and during the night they open fully to allow as much light in as possible. Notonecta glauca have two photoreceptor subsystems: 1. \n* Large and most sensitive peripheral photoreceptors 2. \n* Smaller peripheral and central photoreceptors
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Dungeness 7966 England, United Kingdom


Prey / Diet

Acilius sulcatus[1]
Agabus bipustulatus[2]
Agabus nebulosus[2]
Agabus sturmii[2]
Asellus aquaticus (waterlouse)[2]
Baetis scambus[1]
Bufo bufo (Common European toad)[1]
Caenis luctuosa[2]
Callicorixa praeusta[3]
Chaoborus crystallinus (Phantom Midge)[2]
Chaoborus obscuripes[2]
Chydorus latus[2]
Cloeon cognatum[2]
Cloeon dipterum (Lake Olive Dun Mayfly)[1]
Corixa dentipes[2]
Corixa punctata (lesser water boatman)[2]
Corynoneura scutellata[3]
Crangonyx pseudogracilis (northern river crangonyctid)[2]
Cymatia coleoptrata[2]
Daphnia magna (Giant water flea)[2]
Daphnia pulex (Water flea)[2]
Einfeldia dorsalis[3]
Enallagma cyathigerum (Common Blue Damselfly)[3]
Gammarus pulex[2]
Gerris lacustris (Common Pond Skater)[1]
Glyptotendipes pallens[3]
Hesperocorixa linnei[3]
Hesperocorixa sahlbergi[3]
Holocentropus picicornis[3]
Hydroporus erythrocephalus[2]
Ichthyosaura alpestris (Alpine Newt)[1]
Ilybius fuliginosus[2]
Laccophilus minutus[2]
Leptophlebia marginata[1]
Lestes sponsa (Emerald Damselfly)[3]
Limnephilus centralis[2]
Limnephilus flavicornis[2]
Limnephilus marmoratus[3]
Lissotriton helveticus (Palmate Newt)[1]
Lumbriculus variegatus (blackworm)[3]
Nemoura cinerea (Small Brown Stonefly)[2]
Notonecta glauca (Water boatman)[2]
Procladius sagittalis[3]
Rana temporaria (European frog)[1]
Scapholeberis mucronata[3]
Sialis lutaria (Common Alderfly)[3]
Sigara nigrolineata <Unverified Name>[1]
Sympetrum danae (Black Darter)[3]
Tanytarsus buchonius[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Anas platyrhynchos (Mallard)2
Dytiscus marginalis (Predaceous diving beetle)6
Meles meles (European Badger)1
Motacilla cinerea (Grey Wagtail)3
Mustela putorius (European Polecat)2
Nepa cinerea (Water Scorpion)4
Pirata piraticus (Spider)1
Ranatra linearis (Water Stick Insect)1
Sialis lutaria (Common Alderfly)3


Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker)[2]
Agabus bipustulatus[2]
Agabus sturmii[2]
Amia calva (Bowfin)[2]
Dytiscus marginalis (Predaceous diving beetle)[1]
Enallagma cyathigerum (Common Blue Damselfly)[2]
Holocentropus picicornis[2]
Lestes sponsa (Emerald Damselfly)[2]
Notonecta glauca (Water boatman)[2]
Sympetrum danae (Black Darter)[2]


Africa; Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China);



Attributes / relations provided by
1Ecology of Commanster
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
3Temporal Variation in Food Web Structure: 16 Empirical Cases, Kenneth Schoenly and Joel E. Cohen, Ecological Monographs, 61(3), 1991, pp. 267–298
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