Aquatic Insects of Michigan

by Ethan Bright, Museum of Zoology Insect Division and School of Natural Resources and Environment
University of Michigan

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Nine species in two genera have been recorded in Michigan. Note: species denoted in bold-blue have been recorded in Michigan, other are likely to be found in the state based on existed regional distribution records.

Buenoa Kirkaldy, 1904

Buenoa confusa Truxal, 1953
Buenoa limnocastoris Hungerford, 1923
Buenoa macrotibialis Hungerford, 1924
Buenoa margaritacea Torre-Bueno, 1908

Notonecta Linnaeus, 1758

Notonecta borealis Bueno and Hussey, 1923
Notonecta insulata Kirby, 1837
Notonecta irrorata Uhler, 1879
Notonecta lunata Hungerford, 1926
Notonecta undulata Say, 1832


Hungerford HB. 1933. The genus Notonecta of the world (Notonectidae-Hemiptera). The University of Kansas Science Bulletin 21:5-195.
Polhemus JT, Polhemus DA. 1988. Family Notonectidae Latreille, 1802. The Backswimmers, pp. 533-540 in Henry, TJ., Froeschner, RC. (eds.). 1988. Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs, of Canada and the Continental United States. E. J. Brill: Leiden.  958 + xix.
Truxal, F. S. 1953.
A revision of the genus Buenoa (Hemiptera Notonectidae). The University of Kansas Science Bulletin 35,2(11):1351-1523.

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