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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: Gerromorpha
Superfamilia: Gerroidea
Familiae (3): Gerridae - Hermatobatidae - Veliidae

Vernacular names
日本語: アメンボ上科

Gerroidea is a superfamily of semiaquatic bugs in the order Hemiptera. There are at least 3 families and more than 2,000 described species in Gerroidea.[1][2]


These three families belong to the superfamily Gerroidea:

Gerridae Leach, 1815 (water striders)
Hermatobatidae Coutière & Martin, 1901
Veliidae Amyot & Serville, 1843 (smaller water striders or riffle bugs)


"Gerroidea Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2019-10-14.

"Gerroidea superfamily Information". Retrieved 2019-10-14.

Further reading

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.
Bantock, T.; Botting, J. (2013). "British Bugs, an online identification guide to UK Hemiptera". Retrieved 2019-07-02.
Cryan, Jason R.; Urban, Julie M. (2012). "Higher-level phylogeny of the insect order Hemiptera: is Auchenorrhyncha really paraphyletic?". Systematic Entomology. 37 (1): 7–21. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3113.2011.00611.x.

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