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Species Micronecta ludibunda

Micronecta ludibunda Possibly Micronecta ludibunda nymph - Micronecta ludibunda Possibly Micronecta ludibunda nymph - Micronecta ludibunda
Classification
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)
Family Corixidae (Water Boatmen)
Subfamily Micronectinae
Genus Micronecta
Species ludibunda (Micronecta ludibunda)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Micronecta ludibunda Breddin
Size
1.9-2.2 mm(1)
Identification
tiny size, exposed scutellum & striping are distinctive(1)
Range
native to SE Asia, adventive in our area (FL)(1)
Remarks
Possibly introduced thru the aquarium plant trade(1)
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.