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Species Benacus griseus - Eastern Toe-Biter

Eastern toe biter, deceased, head shot front - Benacus griseus Benacus griseus benacus or lethocerus?  - Benacus griseus Belostomatidae - Benacus griseus Missouri toe-biter - Benacus griseus - female Lethocerus griseus - Benacus griseus Benacus griseus? - Benacus griseus Unknown water bug - Benacus griseus
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 Nepoidea
Family Belostomatidae (Giant Water Bugs)
Subfamily Lethocerinae
Genus Benacus
Species griseus (Eastern Toe-Biter)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lethocerus griseus
Explanation of Names
Benacus griseus (Say 1832)
griseus 'gray'
♂ 45-56 mm, ♀ 53-62 mm(1)
e. Canada (QC-MB) to Honduras, West Indies(1)(2)(3)
ponds and other bodies of still, shallow water
Works Cited
1.Taxonomic revision of the subfamily Lethocerinae Lauck & Menke (Heteroptera: Belostomatidae)
Perez-Goodwyn P.J. 2006. Stuttg. Beitr. Naturkd., A (Biologie) 695: 1–71.
2.Choate P.M. () Giant water bugs, electric light bugs, Lethocerus, Abedus, Belostoma (Insecta: Hemiptera: Belostomatidae)
3.Checklist of the Hemiptera of Canada and Alaska
Maw, H.E.L., R.G. Foottit, K.G.A. Hamilton and G.G.E. Scudder. 2000. NRC Research Press.