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Nepomorpha (an infraorder of waterbugs)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Infraorder)

CORIXOIDEA (a superfamily of lesser water boatmen)
CORIXIDAE (a family of lesser water boatmen), eg: Hesperocorixa linnaei (a lesser waterboatman) - Dorsal view
Superfamily 13 subtaxa 10 ident refs
NAUCOROIDEA (a superfamily of waterbugs) Superfamily 1 subtaxon  
NAUCORIDAE (saucer bugs, creeping water bugs) Family 1 subtaxon  
Ilyocoris cimicoides (Linnaeus, 1758) (Saucer Bug)
Adult - dorsal view
NEPOIDEA (water scorpions) Superfamily 1 subtaxon  
NEPIDAE (water scorpions) Family   1 ident refs
NOTONECTOIDEA (backswimmers) Superfamily 2 subtaxa  
NOTONECTIDAE (backswimmers)
Notonecta (backswimmers), eg: Notonecta (Notonecta) glauca (Common Water-boatman) - Adult - dorsal view
Family 2 subtaxa 3 ident refs
PLEOIDEA (a superfamily of lesser waterboatmen) Superfamily 1 subtaxon  
PLEIDAE (a family of lesser waterboatmen) Family   1 ident refs

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Module 6: advanced identification of water bugs (Hemiptera Heteroptera): Module 6: advanced identification of water bugs (Hemiptera Heteroptera)
Nau, B.S., in prep. Heteroptera of the British Isles (2006 version)
Nilsson, A. (ed.), 1996 Aquatic Insects of North Europe


Nilsson, A. (ed.), 1996 Aquatic Insects of North Europe

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 11 general literature references to Nepomorpha (an infraorder of waterbugs)

Nepomorpha may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(insects and other 6-legged organisms)
(true insects)
(true bugs)
water bugs (via Nepomorpha)
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