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Species Nerthra fuscipes

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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 Ochteroidea
Family Gelastocoridae (Toad Bugs)
Genus Nerthra
Species fuscipes (Nerthra fuscipes)
The only FL species Key to Florida spp. in which hemelytra aren't fused(1)
native to Mexico south to Brazil; first found in Hillsborough Co., FL in 2003, now considered established(2)
in FL, urban landscapes (sidewalks, driveways)(2)
Works Cited
1.Identification manual for the aquatic and semi-aquatic Heteroptera of Florida
Epler J.H. 2006. FL Dept. Env. Prot., Tallahassee, FL. 186 pp.
2.Nerthra fuscipes, a toad bug new to the USA, established in Florida
S.E. Halbert and J.E. Eger. 2009. Florida Entomologist 92(1): 161-162.