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Family Micronectidae

Micronecta ludibunda Synaptonecta issa (Distant) - Synaptonecta issa Possibly Micronecta ludibunda nymph - Micronecta ludibunda Possibly Micronecta ludibunda nymph - Micronecta ludibunda Heteropteran - Micronecta ludibunda Heteropteran - Micronecta ludibunda Synaptonecta issa
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)
Superfamily Corixoidea
Family Micronectidae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
for a period of time this family was treated as a subfamily of Corixidae
Explanation of Names
Micronectidae Jaczewski, 1924
2 spp. in 2 genera (both adventive) in Florida(1); ~230 spp. in 7 genera total(2); no native taxa in US or Canada

Tenagobia is the native genus in the Neotropics; various older works have reported this genus in multiple US states but all records are erroneous/misidentifications
very small: 1.9‒2.2 mm(1)
worldwide, mostly palaeotropical; in the US, only in FL(1)
both spp. recorded in Florida are of SE Asian origin, probably introduced with aquarium plants(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.