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Species Mesovelia mulsanti - Mulsant's Water Treader

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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 Gerromorpha (Semiaquatic Bugs)
Family Mesoveliidae (Water Treaders)
Genus Mesovelia
Species mulsanti (Mulsant's Water Treader)
Explanation of Names
Mesovelia mulsanti White 1879
Size
3-4 mm
Range
Canada (transcontinental) to Argentina; the most common member of the genus throughout e. US(1)(2)
Habitat
lentic waters, usually on open water near margins; also in salt marshes(2)
Remarks
comes to lights
Works Cited
1.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.
2.Identification manual for the aquatic and semi-aquatic Heteroptera of Florida
Epler J.H. 2006. FL Dept. Env. Prot., Tallahassee, FL. 186 pp.