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(water bugs) (aquatic Hemiptera)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Informal)

Gerromorpha (an infraorder of waterbugs)
GERROIDEA (a superfamily of bugs), eg: Aquarius najas (River Skater) - Dorsal view HYDROMETROIDEA (a superfamily of bugs), eg: Hydrometra stagnorum (Water Measurer) - Top view
Infraorder 8 subtaxa 8 ident refs
SALDIDAE (shorebugs)
Halosalda lateralis (a shorebug), eg: Halosalda lateralis (a shorebug) - Female - dorsal view Macrosaldula scotica (a shorebug), eg: Macrosaldula scotica (a shorebug) - Dorsal view Salda (a genus of shorebugs), eg: Salda littoralis (a shorebug) - Dorso-lateral view Saldula (a genus of shorebugs), eg: Saldula saltatoria var. margiinella (a common shorebug) - Female - dorsal view
Family 4 subtaxa  
Nepomorpha (an infraorder of waterbugs)
CORIXOIDEA (a superfamily of lesser water boatmen), eg: Hesperocorixa linnaei (a lesser waterboatman) - Dorsal view NAUCOROIDEA (a superfamily of waterbugs), eg: Ilyocoris cimicoides (Saucer Bug) - Adult - dorsal view NOTONECTOIDEA (backswimmers), eg: Notonecta (Notonecta) glauca (Common Water-boatman) - Adult - dorsal view
Infraorder 18 subtaxa 18 ident refs

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Huxley, T., 2003 Provisional atlas of the British aquatic bugs (Hemiptera, Heteroptera)
Macan, T.T., 1976 A revised key to the British water bugs (Hemiptera-Heteroptera), with notes on their ecology
Nau, B.S., in prep. Heteroptera of the British Isles (2006 version)
Poisson, R., 1957 Hétéroptères Aquatiques
Savage, A.A., 1989 Adult Water Bugs


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Identifying water bugs: Identifying water bugs

(water bugs) may also be covered by literature listed under:

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