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Genus Benacus

Giant Water Bug (Lethocerus americanus) ? - Benacus griseus Benacus griseus Possible roach or flat beetle - Benacus griseus benacus or lethocerus?  - Benacus griseus Belostomatidae - Benacus griseus Benacus griseus (Eastern Toe-Biter)? - Benacus griseus Benacus griseus? - Benacus griseus Possibly Lethocerus americanus - Benacus griseus
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
Family Belostomatidae (Giant Water Bugs)
Subfamily Lethocerinae
Genus Benacus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
used to be treated as a subgenus of Lethocerus
Explanation of Names
Benacus Stål 1861
Numbers
monotypic genus(1)
Works Cited
1.Taxonomic revision of the subfamily Lethocerinae Lauck & Menke (Heteroptera: Belostomatidae)
Perez-Goodwyn P.J. 2006. Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde, Serie A (Biologie) 695: 1–71.