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Species Lethocerus uhleri - Uhler's Water Bug

freaky beetleroach thing - Lethocerus uhleri Lethocerus sp. - Lethocerus uhleri Giant Water Bug - Lethocerus uhleri Not certain on ID - Lethocerus uhleri Lethocerus americanus? - Lethocerus uhleri Belostomatidae - Lethocerus uhleri Giant Water Bug - Lethocerus uhleri Giant Water Bug - Lethocerus uhleri - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Infraorder Nepomorpha (Aquatic Bugs)
Superfamily Nepoidea
Family Belostomatidae (Giant Water Bugs)
Subfamily Lethocerinae
Genus Lethocerus
Species uhleri (Uhler's Water Bug)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lethocerus uhleri (Montandon 1896)
♂ 42-53 mm, ♀ 46-55 mm(1)
middle and hind legs distinctly banded; interocular space not over three-fourths width of eye; costal margin almost straight and subparallel(2)(3)
difference between the fore and hind femora is the largest in the genus(1)
NA east of Great Plains (MA-FL to so.ON-IA-e.TX) to Yucatan peninsula (Mexico)(1), most common Lethocerus in FL(2)
very common species, because of dispersal flights(1)
See Also
in L. americanus legs may be faintly banded but the interocular space is equal to width of eye