Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Information, insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, 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

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa


TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#1194071
Pelocoris balius (Hemiptera: Naucoridae) - Pelocoris balius - female

Pelocoris balius (Hemiptera: Naucoridae) - Pelocoris balius - Female
Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida, USA
February 24, 2016
Size: ~10mm
Keyed out to Pelocoris balius (Hemiptera: Naucoridae)

Dip-netted from a small body of water in the Natural Area Teaching Lab on the University of Florida campus.

"However, it is specifically distinct and easily recognizable; male and female genitalia differ and the mottled/spotted appearance, especially on the fore femora and pronotum, is distinctive." -J.H. Epler 2006

Identified using this key- IDENTIFICATION MANUAL FOR THE AQUATIC AND SEMI-AQUATIC HETEROPTERA OF FLORIDA, J.H. EPLER

Images of this individual: tag all
Pelocoris balius (Hemiptera: Naucoridae) - Pelocoris balius - female Pelocoris balius (Hemiptera: Naucoridae) - Pelocoris balius - female

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.