Diversity of water bugs (Hemiptera) over different landscapes in some provinces of Northern Vietnam

Phan Thi Giang, Nguyen Quang Cuong, Nguyen Thanh Manh, Nguyen Thi Hanh, Nguyen Thi Thanh, Truong Xuan Lam
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  • Phan Thi Giang Graduate University of Science and Technology, VAST, Vietnam
  • Nguyen Quang Cuong Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources, VAST, Vietnam
  • Nguyen Thanh Manh Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources, VAST, Vietnam
  • Nguyen Thi Hanh Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources, VAST, Vietnam
  • Nguyen Thi Thanh Indochina Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Ha Noi, Vietnam
  • Truong Xuan Lam Graduate University of Science and Technology, VAST, Vietnam https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1758-903X




Water bugs, Hemiptera, diversity index, forest, agricultural lands, pond, stream.


The studies involving water bugs (Hemiptera) biodiversity and ecology are very few and have mainly focused on taxonomy. We conducted research and evaluation of diversity indexes of water bugs (Hemiptera) in different landscapes including forest habitats, agricultural lands, ponds, streams from 16 sampling sites in Bac Kan, Lao Cai, Ninh Binh and Ha Tinh provinces. As a result, a total of 43 species of 23 genera of 10 families were recorded. The Shannon index (H′), the Simpson index (1-D), the Berger-Parker index of dominance, the Margalef index and the Fisher alpha index did not differ much between study sites. The evenness of water bugs (Hemiptera) was divided into 4 different main groups for 16 sampling sites. The Shannon index (H′), Simpson (1-D) index, species richness and individual rarefaction in forest habitats are higher than in agricultural land. However, the species richness was no different in ponds and streams.


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Phan Thi Giang, Quang Cuong, N., Thanh Manh, N., Thi Hanh, N., Thi Thanh, N., & Lam, T. X. (2023). Diversity of water bugs (Hemiptera) over different landscapes in some provinces of Northern Vietnam. Academia Journal of Biology, 45(3), 111–124. https://doi.org/10.15625/2615-9023/18621




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