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subgenus Kirkaldya

water bug - Microvelia Skater eating - Microvelia americana Microvelia (Kirkaldya) - Microvelia Microvelia americana? - Microvelia 9050684 Mesovellid - Microvelia Microvelia californiensis - male Microvelia subgenus Kirkaldya? - Microvelia - female Microvelia? - Microvelia
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 Gerromorpha (Semiaquatic Bugs)
Superfamily Gerroidea
Family Veliidae (Smaller Water Striders)
Genus Microvelia
No Taxon subgenus Kirkaldya
Explanation of Names
Kirkaldya Torre-Bueno 1910
Numbers
7 spp. in our area(1)
Identification
Only males are identifiable; see (2)
Works Cited
1.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.
2.The Veliidae (Heteroptera) of America north of Mexico
Smith, Cecil L. and John T. Polhemus. 1978. Proceedings of The Entomological Society of Washington 80(1): 56-68.