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Genus Paraplea

Resaca Pygmy-backswimmer - Paraplea Resaca Pygmy-backswimmer, side view - Paraplea
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 Notonectoidea
Family Pleidae (Pygmy Backswimmers)
Genus Paraplea
Explanation of Names
Paraplea Esaki & China 1928
Numbers
2 nominate spp. in NA(1)
Identification
protarsus 2-segmented (with the basal segment very small)(2)
Works Cited
1.Aquatic Insects of North America
R. W. Merritt, K. W. Cummins, M.B. Berg. 2008. Kendall/Hunt.
2.Identification manual for the aquatic and semi-aquatic Heteroptera of Florida
Epler J.H. 2006. FL Dept. Env. Prot., Tallahassee, FL. 186 pp.