Acta Biológica Colombiana
versão impressa ISSN 0120-548X
MOLANO-RENDON, FREDY; MORALES-CASTANO, IRINA TATIANA e SERRATO-HURTADO, CLEMENCIA. Classification And Habitats Of Gerridae (Heteroptera - Gerromorpha) In Colombia. Acta biol.Colomb. [online]. 2008, vol.13, n.2, pp. 41-60. ISSN 0120-548X.
As a contribution to the taxonomic and ecologic acknowledge of the Gerridae family in Colombia, a checklist of the known species discriminated for each biogeographic region is presented. There were16 genre and 51 species registered, distributed between 0 and 2.890 m. It was found that the gerrids have preferential habits and habitats related to sweet water (81%) and occupied other habitats in the country. A dichotomic key based in this categories is included.
Palavras-chave : Colombia; Gerridae; Heteroptera; Semiaquatic Insects.