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Genus Hesperocorixa

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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 Nepomorpha (Aquatic Bugs)
Family Corixidae (Water Boatmen)
Subfamily Corixinae
Tribe Corixini
Genus Hesperocorixa
Explanation of Names
Hesperocorixa Kirkaldy 1908
Numbers
~20 spp. in our area(1), more in the Old World
Size
Most are 8-9mm (2)
Identification
The pronotum and the fore wings usually show some rugose areas and the male front tibiae always has a bundle of spine hairs near the apex. (2)
Range
most of NA(3)
Habitat
lotic -- depositional(3)
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.Aquatic Insects of North America
R. W. Merritt, K. W. Cummins, M.B. Berg. 2008. Kendall/Hunt.