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Species Neoplea striola

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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 Notonectoidea
Family Pleidae (Pygmy Backswimmers)
Genus Neoplea
Species striola (Neoplea striola)
Remarks
"This is the only common member of the family Pleidae (pygmy backswimmers) in eastern North America" - Dr Andy Hamilton