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Species Ranatra fusca - Brown Waterscorpion

Water Scorpion - Ranatra fusca Brown Waterscorpion - Ranatra fusca Brown Waterscorpion - Ranatra fusca Nephidae: Ranatra fusca? - Ranatra fusca Ranatra fusca 3rd Instar from Olympia - Ranatra fusca Adult from Olympia - Ranatra fusca Waterscorpion - Ranatra fusca
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 Nepoidea
Family Nepidae (Waterscorpions)
Genus Ranatra
Species fusca (Brown Waterscorpion)
Explanation of Names
Ranatra fusca Palisot 1820
Size
35-42 mm(1)
Range
most of northern NA (NS-BC to CA, KS, TN)(2)(1)(3); does not occur in FL(3)
Remarks
common(1)
Works Cited
1.How to Know the True Bugs
Slater, James A., and Baranowski, Richard M. 1978. Wm. C. Brown Company.
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.Identification manual for the aquatic and semi-aquatic Heteroptera of Florida
Epler J.H. 2006. FL Dept. Env. Prot., Tallahassee, FL. 186 pp.