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Species Nerthra fuscipes

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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)
Superfamily Ochteroidea
Family Gelastocoridae (Toad Bugs)
Genus Nerthra
Species fuscipes (Nerthra fuscipes)
Identification
The only FL species Key to Florida spp. in which hemelytra aren't fused(1)
Range
native to Mexico south to Brazil; first found in Hillsborough Co., FL in 2003, now considered established(2)
Habitat
in FL, urban landscapes (sidewalks, driveways)(2)
Works Cited
1.Identification manual for the aquatic and semi-aquatic Heteroptera of Florida
Epler J.H. 2006. FL Dept. Env. Prot., Tallahassee, FL. 186 pp.
2.Nerthra fuscipes, a toad bug new to the USA, established in Florida
S.E. Halbert and J.E. Eger. 2009. Florida Entomologist 92(1): 161-162.