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Genus Limnoporus

Water strider? What kind? - Limnoporus canaliculatus large water strider - Limnoporus dissortis Skimmer - Limnoporus canaliculatus Water Strider52.708333 - Limnoporus dissortis Water Strider - Limnoporus notabilis Water strider - Limnoporus canaliculatus Water Strider - Limnoporus canaliculatus Limnoporus? - Limnoporus dissortis
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)
Superfamily Gerroidea
Family Gerridae (Water Striders)
Subfamily Gerrinae
Genus Limnoporus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
until recently often treated as part of Gerris
Explanation of Names
Limnoporus Stål 1868
Numbers
4 spp. in our area(1), L. canaliculatus being the most widespread and common eastern sp.(2), 6 total(3)
Range
Holarctic, incl. much of NA(3)(4)
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.How to Know the True Bugs
Slater, James A., and Baranowski, Richard M. 1978. Wm. C. Brown Company.
3.Classification and phylogeny of the Holarctic water strider genus Limnoporus Stål (Hemiptera, Gerridae)
Andersen N.M., Spence J.R. 1992. Canadian J. Zool. 70: 753-785.
4.Aquatic Insects of North America
R. W. Merritt, K. W. Cummins, M.B. Berg. 2008. Kendall/Hunt.