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Species Hydrometra martini

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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)
Family Hydrometridae (Water Measurers)
Genus Hydrometra
Species martini (Hydrometra martini)
Explanation of Names
Hydrometra martini Kirkaldy 1900
Numbers
the only species in Canada and n. US
Size
8.5-10 mm(1)
Range
so. Canada (transcontinental)(2) and most of the US(3) to OR-CA[Cite:XXX], but apparently not in FL(1)
Habitat
marshes, swamps, margins of ponds
Life Cycle
overwinters as adult
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.
2.Checklist of the Hemiptera of Canada and Alaska
Maw, H.E.L., R.G. Foottit, K.G.A. Hamilton and G.G.E. Scudder. 2000. NRC Research Press.
3.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.