CORIXA, species

Lesser Waterboatman can be found worldwide. There are about 200-300 species, 41 living in Europe. Most of them can only be separated by specialists with experience and a microscope.
In the Netherlands there are over 30 species. Most familiar is Corixa punctata (punctata=speckled), also noted as Corixa Geoffroyi. The tree shown below is just an example of a main classification.

CLASSIFICATION (Dutch key of the KNNV)

family Corixidae 2 subfamilies - 8 genera - 31 species

For example: looking at Corixa punctata, that species apparently belongs to the infrafamily Corixinae which in turn is classified under the subfamily Corixinae, which at last is part of the the family Corixadae (Lesser Waterboatmen). And of course that family is part of the order Hemiptera, or bugs.

Next On the next page more about the tiny Micronecta species.


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