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Genus Ochterus

Velvety Shore Bug - Ochterus True bug under wood close to water - Ochterus Velvety Shore Bug - Ochterus Velvety Shore Bug - Ochterus americanus Ochterus americanus Ochterus americanus Ochterus Shore Bug - Ochterus banksi
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 Ochteroidea
Family Ochteridae (Velvety Shore Bugs)
Genus Ochterus
Explanation of Names
Ochterus Latreille 1807
Numbers
6 spp. in our area(1)
Range
much of the US, esp. in the south (north to Great Lakes & NE)(2)
Habitat
shore lines, in the open or among grasses; seeping vertical rock faces(3)(2)
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.Aquatic Insects of North America
R. W. Merritt, K. W. Cummins, M.B. Berg. 2008. Kendall/Hunt.
3.Identification manual for the aquatic and semi-aquatic Heteroptera of Florida
Epler J.H. 2006. FL Dept. Env. Prot., Tallahassee, FL. 186 pp.