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Genus Hebrus

Small Bug - Hebrus Velvet Water Bug - Hebrus burmeisteri Velvet Water Bug - Hebrus burmeisteri Velvet Water Bug - Hebrus Velvet Water Bug - Hebrus Hebrus consolidus Velvet Water Bug - Hebrus Chinch Bug - Hebrus burmeisteri - female
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 Hebroidea
Family Hebridae (Velvet Water Bugs)
Genus Hebrus
Explanation of Names
Hebrus Curtis 1831
Numbers
12 spp. in our area(1)
Size
1.8-2.3 mm(2)
Identification
antennae appear 5-segmented because the last (4th) antennomere is weakly divided by a membranous area(2)
Habitat
more often found along shorelines than on the water surface and may occur in brackish/estuarine habitats as well as in freshwater(2)
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.Identification manual for the aquatic and semi-aquatic Heteroptera of Florida
Epler J.H. 2006. FL Dept. Env. Prot., Tallahassee, FL. 186 pp.