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Genus Trepobates

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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 Gerromorpha (Semiaquatic Bugs)
Superfamily Gerroidea
Family Gerridae (Water Striders)
Subfamily Trepobatinae
Genus Trepobates
Explanation of Names
Trepobates Uhler 1883
Numbers
9 spp. in our area(1)
Identification
Superficially resembles nymphs of Gerris. First antennomere shorter than three others combined.
Range
e., w., & so. NA(2)
Remarks
T. pictus appears in both a winged and an unwinged form. Blatchley (1926) stated that "Only a few fully winged individuals have been taken in this country, but in the West Indies and Venezuela that form is the prevailing one."
Internet References
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.