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Species Limnoporus canaliculatus

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Classification and phylogeny of the Holarctic water strider genus Limnoporus Stål (Hemiptera, Gerridae)
By Andersen N.M., Spence J.R.
Canadian J. Zool. 70: 753-785, 1992

Gerridae (water striders) of Idaho (Hemiptera)
By Biggam, R.C. & Brusven, M.A.
The Great Basin Naturalist 49(2):259-274, 1989
Includes a key to all of Gerridae of Idaho - which includes the 7 Gerris species known from Montana. Abstract available at

The water-striders of Ontario (Heteroptera: Gerridae)
By Cheng L., Fernando C.H.
Royal Ontario Museum Life Sciences Miscellaneous Publications, 23 pp., 1970

The Gerridae or water striders of Oregon and Washington (Hemiptera: Heteroptera)
By Stonedahl G.M., Lattin J.D.
Oregon State U., Tech. Bull. 144, 36 pp., 1982

What do we know about the phylogeny of the semi-aquatic bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Gerromorpha)?
By Damgaard J.
Entomologica Americana 118: 81-98, 2012
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Cladistics, historical biogeography and a check list of gerrine water striders (Gerridae) of the World
By N.M. Andersen
Steenstrupia 21: 93–123, 1995

Evolution of the semi-aquatic bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Gerromorpha) with a re-interpretation of the fossil record
By Jakob Damgaard
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae, 48(2): 251-268, 2008
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The Gerromorpha probably extends back into the Triassic. All families were present in the Mesozoic, and most (all?) extant subfamilies were also present at that time.

New Florida and United States Heteropteran records (Hemiptera: Aradidae, Coreidae, Miridae)
By Henry T.J., White C.E., Halbert S.E.
Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash. 123: 538-550, 2021

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