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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
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
Subfamiliae (5): Cheirochelinae - Cryphocricinae - Laccocorinae - Limnocorinae - Naucorinae

Overview of genera (27)

Ambrysus – Aneurocoris – Carvalhoiella – Cataractocoris – Cheirochela – Coptocatus – Cryphocricos – Ctenipocoris – Decarloa – Diaphorocoris – Gestroiella – Heleocoris – Ilyocoris – Laccocoris – Limnocoris – Macrocoris – Namtokocoris – Naucoris – Neomacrocoris – Nesocricos – Pelocoris – Placomerus – Pogonocaudina – Procryphocricos – Tanycricos – Temnocoris – Usingerina – ...

Naucoridae Fallén, 1814
Type genus: Naucoris Geoffroy, 1762


Stys, P.; Jansson, A. 1988: Check-list of recent family-group and genus-group names of Nepomorpha (Heteroptera) of the world. Acta Entomologica Fennica, 50: 1–44.
Zettel, H.; Lane, D.J.W. 2011: The creeping water bugs (Insecta: Heteroptera: Naucoridae) of Brunei. Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien (B), 112: 163–171. [abstract only seen]

Vernacular names
English: Creeping water bugs
日本語: コバンムシ科

Naucoridae is a small family of insects commonly known as the creeping water bugs and saucer bugs. They are similar in appearance and behavior to Belostomatidae (giant water bugs), but considerably smaller, at 0.5–2 cm (0.2–0.8 in) long. Naucoridae are found around the world, but the greatest diversity is in tropical regions. They inhabit a wide range of freshwater habitats, ranging from still waters like ponds, to flowing rivers and even torrential streams. There are about 400 species in 46 genera in 8 subfamilies.[1]

They were formerly united in a superfamily Naucoroidea with the Aphelocheiridae and Potamocoridae, but these are now in their own superfamily (Aphelocheiroidea) and the Naucoroidea are monotypic.

These 46 genera belong to the family Naucoridae:[1]

Afronaucoris Sites, 2022
Ambrysus Stål, 1862
Aneurocoris Montandon, 1897
Aptinocoris Montandon, 1897
Asthenocoris Usinger, 1937
Australambrysus Reynoso & Sites, 2021
Australonaucoris Sites, 2022
Carvalhoiella De Carlo, 1963
Cataractocoris Usinger, 1941
Calocoris La Rivers, 1971
Cheirochela Hope, 1840
Coptocatus Montandon, 1909
Cryphocricos Signoret, 1850
Ctenipocoris Montandon, 1897
Decarloa La Rivers, 1969
Diaphorocoris Montandon, 1897
Gestroiella Montandon, 1897
Halmaheria Zettel, 2007
Heleocoris Stål, 1876
Heleolaccocoris Sites, 2022
Hygropetrocoris Sites, 2015
Idiocerus Montandon, 1897
Ilyocoris Stål, 1861
Indonaucoris Sites, 2022
Interocoris La Rivers, 1974
Laccocoris Stål, 1856
Limnocoris Stål, 1858
Macrocoris Signoret, 1861
Maculambrysus Reynoso & Sites, 2021
Melloiella De Carlo, 1935
Namtokocoris Sites, 2007
Nanonaucoris Zettel, 2001
Naucoris Geoffroy, 1762
Neomacrocoris Montandon, 1913
Nesocricos La Rivers, 1971
Pelocoris Stål, 1876
Philippinocoris D. Polhemus & J. Polhemus, 1987
Picrops La Rivers, 1952
Placomerus La Rivers, 1956
Procryphocricos J. Polhemus, 1991
Sagocoris Montandon, 1911
Stalocoris La Rivers, 1969
Tanycricos La Rivers, 1971
Temnocoris Montandon, 1897
Tsingala Sites, 2022
Warisia La Rivers, 1971


Sites, Robert W. (7 February 2022). "Phylogeny and revised classification of the saucer bugs (Hemiptera: Nepomorpha: Naucoridae)". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society: 1–42. doi:10.1093/zoolinnean/zlab105.

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