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Curicta scorpio  Stål, 1862
Taxonomic Serial No.: 718588

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Curicta howardi Montandon, 1910
    Curicta drakei Hungerford, 1922
    Nepoidea montandoni Martin, 1898
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
             PhylumArthropoda  – Artrópode, arthropodes, arthropods  
                SubphylumHexapoda  – hexapods  
                   ClassInsecta  – insects, hexapoda, inseto, insectes  
                      SubclassPterygota  – insects ailés, winged insects  
                         InfraclassNeoptera  – modern, wing-folding insects  
                               OrderHemiptera Linnaeus, 1758 – true bugs, hemipterans  
                                  SuborderHeteroptera Latreille, 1810 – true bugs, barbeiro, maria fedida, percevejo, heteropterans  
                                     InfraorderNepomorpha  – aquatic bugs, water bugs  
                                        SuperfamilyNepoidea Latreille, 1802  
                                           FamilyNepidae Latreille, 1802 – water scorpions, waterscorpions  
                                              SubfamilyNepinae Latreille, 1802  
                                                 TribeCurictini Menke and Stange, 1964  
                                                    GenusCuricta Stål, 1861  
                                                       SpeciesCuricta scorpio Stål, 1862  

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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Keffer, Steven L.  
  Publication Date: 1997   
  Article/Chapter Title: Systematics of the New World waterscorpion genus Curicta Stål (Heteroptera: Nepidae)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Journal of the New York Entomological Society, vol. 104, no. 3-4   
  Page(s): 117-215   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 0028-7199   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Curicta scorpio   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Sites, Robert W., and John T. Polhemus  
  Publication Date: 1994   
  Article/Chapter Title: Nepidae (Hemiptera) of the United States and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Annals of the Entomological Society of America, vol. 87, no. 1   
  Page(s): 27-42   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 0013-8746   
  Reference for: Curicta scorpio   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Middle America  
    North America  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Native  
    Mexico, Native  






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