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A revision and phylogenetic study of the genus Hesperocorixa ...
By Curtis E. Dunn
Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, Vol. 131, pp. 158-190, 1979
Curtis E. Dunn, A revision and phylogenetic study of the genus Hesperocorixa Kirkaldy (Hemiptera: Corixidae), Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 131: 158-190 (1979).

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The Corixidae of Oregon and Washington (Hemiptera : Heteroptera)
By Stonedahl G.M., Lattin J.D.
Agricultural Experiment Station, Oregon State University, Technical bulletin 150, 1986

The water boatmen (Insecta: Heteroptera: Corixidae) of Minnesota
By Tinerella, P. P. and R. W. Gundersen
Schafer-Post Foundation North Dakota Insects Series (23):vii + 119, 2005
Covers Minnesota, but will work for much of the upper Midwest. Keys to species, good character illustrations, maps, etc. Over 130 color plates, including good habitus photos of males and females for each species.

Corixidae of the Western Hemisphere
By Hungerford, Herbert Barker
University of Kansas Publications, 1948
1st reprint: 1977; This publication, although fairly old, is an excellent resource for aquatic entomologists or anyone with a deep interest in the Nearctic Corixidae (water boatmen). There is also coverage of Mexican, Central American, and Carribbean species. The publication contains numerous b/w plates/illustrations, distribution maps, keys for subfamilies, genera, and all species found in the Western Hemisphere, plus information on systematics, biology, ecology, distribution, and collecting and mounting techniques.

Phylogeny of the true water bugs (Nepomorpha: Hemiptera–Heteroptera) based on 16S and 28S rDNA and morphology
By M.B. Hebsgaard, N.M. Andersen, & J. Damgaard
Systematic Entomology 29: 488-508, 2004

Hemiptera from southwestern Texas.
By Barber, H.G.
Science Bulletin of the Museum of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, 1(9): 255-289., 1906
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Barber, H.G. 1906. Hemiptera from southwestern Texas. Science Bulletin of the Museum of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, 1(9): 255-289. (Full Text)

During two successive summers (1903-1904) Mr. Carl Schaeffer of the Brooklyn Museum has collected insects for the Museum in the vicinity of Brownsville, Texas. The Hemiptera were placed in my hands to report upon and this paper is a result of my study of the Heteroptera.

True Bugs (Heteroptera) of the Yukon
By G.G.E. Scudder
Biological Survey of Canada, 1997
In H.V. Danks and J.A. Downes (Eds.), Insects of the Yukon. pp. 241 – 336. Biological Survey of Canada (Terrestrial Arthropods), Ottawa. 1034 pp.

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Survey of Hemiptera collected on common milkweed, Asclepias syriaca, at one site in Ohio.
By Dailey, P.J., R.C. Graves, and J.L. Herring.
Entomological News 89(7&8): 157-162., 1978
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Dailey, P.J., R.C. Graves, and J.L. Herring. 1978. Survey of Hemiptera collected on common milkweed, Asclepias syriaca, at one site in Ohio. Entomological News 89(7&8): 157-162.

ABSTRACT: Hemiptera frequenting 337 plants of common milkweed, Asclepias syriaca were surveyed by daily collecting for a period of 90 consecutive days. Forty-six species are listed, some of which are probably new Ohio records. Five species were considered to be significantly abundant (more than 50 individuals collected): Lygaeus kalmii, Lygus lineolaris, Plagiogfiathus politus, Adelphocoris lineolatus, and Cosmopepla bimaculata. Only L. kalmii (1,173 individuals collected) and 0ncopeltus fasciatus, which was relatively scarce, are host specific.