Family Belostomatidae Leach 1815 (giant water bug)

Insecta - Hemiptera - Belostomatidae

Parent taxon: Nepoidea according to J. Szwedo 2018

See also Criscione and Grimaldi 2017, Nel and Paicheler 1992, Popov 1971, Popov 1992, Popov 1996, Popov et al. 1994, Popov et al. 2000, Vega et al. 2006, Whalley 1985 and Zhang 1989

Sister taxa: Cratonepa, Laccotrephes incertus, Nepidae

Subtaxa: Aenictobelostoma Belostoma goldfussi Belostomates Belostomates speciosum Belostomatinae Diplonychus rotundatus Lethocerinae Lethopterus Manocerus Scarabaeides Sphaerodema Stygeonepinae Triassonepa

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Type: Belostoma

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (2: California collections)

• Miocene of China (3), France (1), Germany (2), the Russian Federation (1), Spain (1), Turkey (1)

• Oligocene of the Czech Republic (1), France (1), Germany (1)

• Paleocene of Canada (1: Alberta)

• Cretaceous of Brazil (2), China (1), Mexico (1), Mongolia (1), Spain (2), the United Kingdom (2)

• Jurassic of Germany (10), Poland (1), the United Kingdom (2), United States (1: New Mexico)

• Triassic of United States (1: North Carolina)

Total: 39 collections including 50 occurrences

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