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Upcoming Events

Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

National Moth Week was July 23-31, 2022! See moth submissions.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Photos of insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

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Family Nepidae - Waterscorpions

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 Nepoidea
Family Nepidae - Waterscorpions

Genus Curicta
Species pronotata - Curicta pronotata
Species scorpio - Curicta scorpio
Genus Nepa
Species apiculata - Nepa apiculata
Genus Ranatra
Species australis - Ranatra australis
Species brevicollis - Ranatra brevicollis
Species buenoi - Ranatra buenoi
Species drakei - Ranatra drakei
Species fusca - Brown Waterscorpion
Species kirkaldyi - Ranatra kirkaldyi
Species quadridentata - Ranatra quadridentata
Species nigra - Ranatra nigra
Species montezuma - Ranatra montezuma 0
Species texana - Ranatra texana 0