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Phylum Arthropoda
Class Insecta
Order Hemiptera
Suborder Heteroptera
Family Hebridae
Common Name Velvet Water Bug, Sphagnum Bug
Distinguishing Characteristics
  • Tarsi are two-segmented
  • Head ventrally with deep longitudinal channel to house rostrum
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Merritt, R W., K W. Cummins, and M B. Berg. An Introduction to the Aquatic Insects of North America. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Company, 2008