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Article Title

The Status and Distribution of the Notonectidae (Heteroptera: Hemiptera) of the Baja California Peninsula, Mexico

Volume

95

Issue

2

First Page

59

Last Page

82

Abstract

The notonectid fauna of the Baja California peninsula is composed of two genera, Notonecta represented by six species {hojfmani, kirbyi, shooterii, unifasciata, indica, melaena) and Buenoa by seven species (arizonis, omani, mar- garitacea, scimitra, albida, thomasi, platycnemis). With six exceptions, all col- lection sites (approx. 100) for the 13 species are recorded here for the first time. Distribution maps, discussion of the zoogeography of the notonectids on the Baja California peninsula, and hypotheses as to their origins and affinities are included. A key is provided to facilitate the identification of the 13 species.