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Biology of Halobates (Heteroptera: Gerridae)


Until about 10 years ago Halobates was probably known to only a handful of entomologists; outside this segment of the entomological world it was generally unknown. However, during the last 10 years there has been a great deal of research on various aspects of the biology of this unique insect genus. It has now become a well-known organism among marine biologists; ironically though, it is still not well-known among entomologists.  Recent findings on this unique genus of insects are reviewed, with additional information from unpublished personal observations.

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