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Genus Trepobates

Water  strider - Trepobates subnitidus Common Water Strider?  Two of 'em - Trepobates subnitidus - male - female small water strider - Trepobates Colorful Trepobates? - Trepobates subnitidus water strider nymph - Trepobates water strider nymphs - Trepobates Bug - Trepobates - female Bug - Trepobates - 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 Gerromorpha (Semiaquatic Bugs)
Superfamily Gerroidea
Family Gerridae (Water Striders)
Subfamily Trepobatinae
Genus Trepobates
Explanation of Names
Trepobates Uhler 1883
9 spp. in our area(1)
Superficially resembles nymphs of Gerris. First antennomere shorter than three others combined.
e., w., & so. NA(2)
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.Aquatic Insects of North America
R. W. Merritt, K. W. Cummins, M.B. Berg. 2008. Kendall/Hunt.