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For the United States & Canada

Species Belostoma fusciventre

Belostoma fusciventre - male Belostoma fusciventre - male Belostoma fusciventre - male
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 Belostomatidae (Giant Water Bugs)
Subfamily Belostomatinae
Genus Belostoma
Species fusciventre (Belostoma fusciventre)
Explanation of Names
Belostoma fusciventre (Dufour 1863)
Size
16-21 mm(1)
Range
LA-TX to Central America
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.