Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Superfamily Nepoidea

Giant Water Bug Nymph - Belostoma waterscorpion nymph - Curicta scorpio Papa water bug - Belostoma - male This was found on some fruit that came into a grocery store. - Belostoma - male 7008959 Belastoma - Belostoma - male Water Scorpion - Ranatra Lethocerus species - Lethocerus medius Belostoma flumineum - male
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.