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Family Ochteridae - Velvety Shore Bugs

Velvety Shore Bug - Ochterus Velvety Shore Bug - Ochterus Water Bug. - Ochterus banksi Ochterus velvety shore bug - Ochterus banksi Shore bug Shore Bugs? - Ochterus Shore Bugs? - Ochterus
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 Ochteroidea
Family Ochteridae (Velvety Shore Bugs)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
revised in (1)
Explanation of Names
Ochteridae Kirkaldy 1906
small family, with 6 spp. in a single genus in our area(2) and ~85 spp. in 3 genera total(3)(4)
our spp. 4‒5 mm(2)
forelegs nonraptorial(3); can jump(5)
worldwide; in our area, ON & much of the US(2)
damp areas along ponds/lakes/streams(3)
small invertebrates(3)
See Also
Works Cited
1.The Ochteridae (Hemiptera) of the Western Hemisphere.
Schell, D.V. 1943. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 16(1): 29-36.
2.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
3.Biodiversity of the Heteroptera
Henry T.J. 2009. In: Foottit R.G., Adler P.H., eds. Insect biodiversity: Science and society. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell: 223−263.
5.Identification manual for the aquatic and semi-aquatic Heteroptera of Florida
Epler J.H. 2006. FL Dept. Env. Prot., Tallahassee, FL. 186 pp.