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Superfamily Nepoidea

Bug - Lethocerus americanus Giant Water Bug - Belostoma lutarium Giant Water Bug - Belostoma lutarium Giant Water Bug - Lethocerus americanus Large flat insect - Lethocerus americanus Data Point (corpse) - Abedus indentatus giant water bugs - Abedus - male Abedus breviceps - female
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 Nepoidea
Numbers
2 families, with 32 spp. in 6 genera in our area(1) and ~430 spp. in 24 genera worldwide(2)
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.Biodiversity of the Heteroptera
Henry T.J. 2009. In: Foottit R.G., Adler P.H., eds. Insect biodiversity: Science and society. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell: 223−263.