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Family Hebridae - Velvet Water Bugs

 
 
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The Semiaquatic and Aquatic Hemiptera of California
By A. S. Menke (Editor)
University of California Press, 1979
PDF available here:
https://essig.berkeley.edu/documents/cis/cis21.pdf

Survey of the North American species of Merragata
By C. J. Drake
The Ohio Journal of Science, 1917
Full Text here:
https://kb.osu.edu/bitstream/handle/1811/1935/V17N04_101.pdf?sequence=1

What do we know about the phylogeny of the semi-aquatic bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Gerromorpha)?
By Damgaard J.
Entomologica Americana 118: 81-98, 2012
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Cladistics, historical biogeography and a check list of gerrine water striders (Gerridae) of the World
By N.M. Andersen
Steenstrupia 21: 93–123, 1995

Evolution of the semi-aquatic bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Gerromorpha) with a re-interpretation of the fossil record
By Jakob Damgaard
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae, 48(2): 251-268, 2008
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The Gerromorpha probably extends back into the Triassic. All families were present in the Mesozoic, and most (all?) extant subfamilies were also present at that time.

New Florida and United States Heteropteran records (Hemiptera: Aradidae, Coreidae, Miridae)
By Henry T.J., White C.E., Halbert S.E.
Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash. 123: 538-550, 2021

The aquatic and semi-aquatic Hemiptera of Virginia
By Bobb M.L.
Insects of Virginia 7, iv+195 pp., 1974

Hemiptera from southwestern Texas.
By Barber, H.G.
Science Bulletin of the Museum of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, 1(9): 255-289., 1906
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Barber, H.G. 1906. Hemiptera from southwestern Texas. Science Bulletin of the Museum of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, 1(9): 255-289. (Full Text)

During two successive summers (1903-1904) Mr. Carl Schaeffer of the Brooklyn Museum has collected insects for the Museum in the vicinity of Brownsville, Texas. The Hemiptera were placed in my hands to report upon and this paper is a result of my study of the Heteroptera.

 
 
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