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Superfamily Nepoidea

Water Bug - Belostoma Abedus herberti proboscis and stylet - Abedus herberti Pacific North West - Lethocerus americanus Giant Water Bug - Abedus Which Lethocerus - Lethocerus uhleri Belostoma testaceum Water Scorpion - Ranatra Coleoptera - Lethocerus americanus
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.