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Species Gelastocoris oculatus - Big-Eyed Toad Bug

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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 Ochteroidea
Family Gelastocoridae (Toad Bugs)
Genus Gelastocoris
Species oculatus (Big-Eyed Toad Bug)
Explanation of Names
Gelastocoris oculatus Fabricius 1798
oculatus = '[big-]eyed'
Size
6-9 mm
Identification
coloration extremely variable
Range
throughout the contiguous US and in so. Canada (ON, MB); Mexico
Habitat
muddy shores of streams and lakes
Season
spring through fall