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Checklist of Illinois Nepomorpha (Heteroptera)

This checklist is based on Lauk's (1959) unpublished thesis, supplemented by information from various chapters in Henry and Froeschner (1988). Distribution maps are based on Lauk (1959).


Family Naucoridae Leach, 1815

  Subfamily Naucorinae Stål, 1876
      Genus Pelocoris Stål, 1876
          Pelocoris femoratus (Palisot), 1820 map, literature

Family Nepidae Latrielle, 1802

  Subfamily Nepinae Douglas and Scott, 1865
    Tribe Nepini Douglas and Scott, 1865
      Genus Nepa Linnaeus, 1758
          Nepa apiculata Uhler, 1862 picture, map, literature
  Subfamily Ranatrinae Douglas and Scott, 1865
      Genus Ranatra Fabricius, 1790
          Ranatra fusca Palisot, 1820 map, literature, notes
          Ranatra kirkaldyi Torre-Bueno, 1905 map
          Ranatra nigra Herrich-Schaeffer, 1849 map, literature, notes
          Ranatra buenoi Hungerford, 1922 map
          Ranatra australis Hungerford, 1922 map, literature, notes

Family Belostomatidae Leach, 1815

  Subfamily Lethocerinae Lauck and Menke, 1961
      Genus Lethocerus Mayr, 1853
        Subgenus Benacus Stål, 1861
          Lethocerus griseus (Say), 1832 map
        Subgenus Lethocerus Mayr, 1853
          Lethocerus americanus (Leidy), 1847 map
          Lethocerus uhleri (Montandon), 1896 map
  Subfamily Belostomatinae Leach, 1815
      Genus Belostoma Latrielle, 1807
          Belostoma flumineum Say, 1832 map
          Belostoma lutarium (Stål), 1855 map, literature

Family Notonectidae Latreille, 1802

  Subfamily Notonectinae Latreille, 1802
    Tribe Notonectini Latreille, 1802
      Genus Notonecta Linnaeus, 1758
        Subgenus Paranecta Hutchinson, 1929
          Notonecta undulata Say, 1832 map
          Notonecta indica Linnaeus, 1771 map
          Notonecta raleighi Torre-Bueno, 1907 map
        Subgenus Notonecta Linnaeus, 1758
          Notonecta irrorata Uhler, 1879 map
  Subfamily Anisopinae Hutchinson, 1929
      Genus Buenoa Kirkaldy, 1904
          Buenoa margaritacea Torre-Bueno, 1908 map
          Buenoa scimitra Bare, 1925 map

Family Pleidae Fieber, 1851

      Genus Neoplea Esaki and China, 1928
          Neoplea striola (Fieber), 1844 map, literature

Family Corixidae Leach, 1815

  Subfamily Corixinae Enderlein, 1915
    Tribe Corixini Enderlein, 1915
      Genus Coenocorixa Hungerford, 1948
          Coenocorixa dakotensis (Hungerford), 1928
      Genus Corisella Lundblad, 1928
          Corisella tarsalis (Fieber), 1851
          Corisella edulis (Champion), 1901 map
      Genus Hesperocorixa Kirkaldy, 1908
          Hesperocorixa interrupta (Say), 1825
          Hesperocorixa kennicottii (Uhler), 1897
          Hesperocorixa laevigata (Uhler), 1893
          Hesperocorixa lucida (Abbott), 1916
          Hesperocorixa nitida (Fieber), 1851 map
          Hesperocorixa obliqua (Hungerford), 1925 map
          Hesperocorixa scabricula (Walley), 1936literature, notes
          Hesperocorixa semilucida (Walley), 1930
          Hesperocorixa vulgaris (Hungerford), 1925 map
      Genus Palmacorixa Abbott, 1912
          Palmacorixa buenoi Abbott, 1913 map
          Palmacorixa gillettei Abbott, 1912
      Genus Ramphocorixa Abbott, 1912
          Ramphocorixa acuminata (Uhler), 1897 map
      Genus Sigara Fabricius, 1775
        Subgenus Allosigara Hungerford, 1948
          Sigara decorata (Abbott, 1916)
        Subgenus Lasiosigara Hungerford, 1948
          Sigara lineata (Foerster), 1771
        Subgenus Phaeosigara Hungerford, 1948
          Sigara signata (Fieber), 1851
          Sigara variabilis (Hungerford), 1926
        Subgenus Vermicorixa Walton, 1940
          Sigara alternata (Say), 1825 map
          Sigara defecta Hungerford, 1928
          Sigara grossolineata Hungerford, 1948 map
          Sigara hubbelli (Hungerford), 1923 map
          Sigara johnstoni Hungerford, 1948
          Sigara modesta (Abbott), 1916 map
          Sigara virginiensis Hungerford, 1948
      Genus Trichocorixa Kirkaldy, 1908
          Trichocorixa calva (Say), 1832 map
          Trichocorixa kanza Sailer, 1948 map
          Trichocorixa macroceps (Kirkaldy), 1908
          Trichocorixa reticulata (Guerin-Memeville), 1857literature, notes
          Trichocorixa sexcincta (Champion), 1901 map, literature, notes



Literature Cited

Henry, T. J. and R. C. Froeschner, eds. Catalog of the Heteroptera or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States. E. J. Brill, New York. 958 pp.

Lauck, David R. 1959. Aquatic Hemiptera of Illinois. MS Thesis, University of Illinois, Urbana. xxii + 353 pp.

Polhemus, D. A. 1988. Family Nepidae Latreille, 1802. Pages 528--532 In: T. J. Henry and R. C. Froeschner, eds. Catalog of the Heteroptera or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States. E. J. Brill, New York. 958 pp.

Polhemus, D. A. 1988. Family Pleidae Fieber, 1851. Pages 608--610 In: T. J. Henry and R. C. Froeschner, eds. Catalog of the Heteroptera or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States. E. J. Brill, New York. 958 pp.

Polhemus, D. A. and J. T. Polhemus. 1988. Family Naucoridae Leach, 1815. Pages 521--527 In: T. J. Henry and R. C. Froeschner, eds. Catalog of the Heteroptera or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States. E. J. Brill, New York. 958 pp.

Polhemus, J. T., R. C. Froeschner, and D. A. Polhemus. 1988. Family Corixidae Leach, 1815. Pages 93-118 In: T. J. Henry and R. C. Froeschner, eds. Catalog of the Heteroptera or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States. E. J. Brill, New York. 958 pp.

Polhemus, J. T. and D. A. Polhemus. 1988. Family Notonectidae Latreille, 1802. Pages 533-540 In: T. J. Henry and R. C. Froeschner, eds. Catalog of the Heteroptera or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States. E. J. Brill, New York. 958 pp.

Polhemus, J. T., D. A. Polhemus, and T. J. Henrey. 1988. Family Belostomatidae Leach, 1815. Pages 47-55 In: T. J. Henry and R. C. Froeschner, eds. Catalog of the Heteroptera or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States. E. J. Brill, New York. 958 pp.


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