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Species Synaptonecta issa

Synaptonecta issa (Distant) - Synaptonecta issa Synaptonecta issa
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 Nepomorpha (Aquatic Bugs)
Superfamily Corixoidea
Family Micronectidae
Genus Synaptonecta
Species issa (Synaptonecta issa)
Explanation of Names
Synaptonecta issa (Distant 1910)
Range
native to SE. Asia (India to Thailand & Java), recently accidentally introduced into FL & New Zealand, likely with commercial aquarium plants(1)
Remarks
earliest record in our area: FL 1993(1)
Works Cited
1.Synaptonecta issa (Heteroptera: Corixidae), first New World record of an Asian water bug in Florida
Polhemus, J. T. and R. P. Rutter. 1997. Entomological News 108 (4):300-304.