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Phylum Arthropoda
Class Insecta
Order Hemiptera
Family Macroveliidae
Common Name Macroveliid Shore Bug
Distinguishing Characteristics
  • Inner margins of eyes arcuate, not converging anteriorly
  • Femora without black spines
  • Winged forms with scutellum concealed by pronotum
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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