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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Paraneoptera
Superordo: Condylognatha
Ordo: Hemiptera
Subordo: Heteroptera
Infraordo: Nepomorpha
Superfamilia: Naucoroidea

Familia: Naucoridae
Subfamilia: Naucorinae
Genus: Pelocoris

Species: P. biimpressus – P. carolinensis – P. femoratus – P. magister – P. nitidus –P. shoshone – P. subflavus

Pelocoris Stål, 1876

Sites, R.W. 2015: Pelocoris balius La Rivers (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Naucoridae) in Florida: New Status of an Enigmatic Saucer Bug. Zootaxa 3915(3): 433–438. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3915.3.8. Reference page.

Pelocoris is a genus of creeping water bugs in the family Naucoridae. There are about 15 described species in Pelocoris.[1][2][3]


These 15 species belong to the genus Pelocoris:

Pelocoris balius La Rivers, 1970
Pelocoris biimpressus Montandon, 1898
Pelocoris binotulatus (Stål, 1860)
Pelocoris bipunctulus (Herrich-Schäffer, 1853)
Pelocoris carolinensis Torre-Bueno, 1907
Pelocoris femoratus (Palisot de Beauvois, 1820)
Pelocoris magister Montandon, 1898
Pelocoris megistus La Rivers, 1969
Pelocoris nepaeformis (Fabricius, 1803)
Pelocoris nitidus Montandon, 1898
Pelocoris poeyi (Guérin-Ménéville, 1838)
Pelocoris politus Montandon, 1897
Pelocoris procurrens White, 1879
Pelocoris shoshone La Rivers, 1948
Pelocoris subflavus Montandon, 1898


"Pelocoris Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2019-09-23.
"Pelocoris". GBIF. Retrieved 2019-09-23.

"Pelocoris genus Information". BugGuide.net. Retrieved 2019-09-23.

Further reading

Sites, Robert W. (2015). "Pelocoris balius La Rivers (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Naucoridae) in Florida: New Status of an Enigmatic Saucer Bug". Zootaxa. 3915 (3): 433–438. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3915.3.8. PMID 25662135.
Aukema, Berend; Rieger, Christian, eds. (1995). Catalogue of the Heteroptera of the Palaearctic Region, Vol. 1: Enicocephalomorpha, Dipsocoromorpha, Nepomorpha, Gerromorpha and Leptopodomorpha. The Netherlands Entomological Society. ISBN 978-90-71912-12-2.

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