Freshwater Invertebrate Survey of Suffolk

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Checklist of British Aquatic Heteroptera

With Current Suffolk Status

The list below details all species which occur in Britain, listed in the same order as in Savage, 1989

 In addition to the naming authority common names are given wherever they exist.

Velia caprai, from Hol Brook, Boxford
Velia caprai: photographed from Hol Brook, Boxford
The checklist also contains a code to indicate the current status of each species within the Suffolk County database:

Species marked C are commonly recorded in Suffolk.
Those marked U whilst not exactly notable are relatively uncommonly recorded in Suffolk.
Those marked O are only occasionally recorded in Suffolk and are the more notable species.
Those marked A have just a few archive records from Suffolk and have not been recently recorded.
Those marked X are not recorded from Suffolk.
Those with a R are 4 recent additions to the British list with the year of recording in brackets.
A code P indicates that the species may possibly appear in Britain but as yet is unrecorded.
Family
Species
Synonym
Authority
 Suffolk 
code
Description
       
 
Mesoveliidae Mesovelia furcata   Mulsant & Rey, 1852
O
The Pondweed bug
       
 
Hebridae Hebrus pusillus   Fallen, 1807
X
Rare Sphagrum Bug
  Hebrus ruficeps   Thomson, 1871
A
The Sphagrum Bug
       
 
Hydrometridae Hydrometra gracilenta   Horvath, 1899
X
Lesser Water Measurer
  Hydrometra stagnorum   Linnaeus, 1758
C
The Water Measurer
       
 
Veliidae Velia caprai   Tamanini, 1947
C
The Common Water Cricket
  Velia saulii   Tamanini, 1947
X
A Water Cricket
  Microvelia buenoi   Drake, 1920
X
A Lesser Water Cricket
  Microvelia pygmaea   Dufour, 1833
U
A Lesser Water Cricket
  Microvelia reticulata   Burmeister, 1835
C
A Lesser Water Cricket
       
 
Gerridae Aquarius najas Gerris najas DeGeer, 1773
X
The River Skater
  Gerris paludum   Fabricius, 1794
X
Spined Skater
  Gerris argentatus   Schummel, 1832
O
The Little Pond Skater
  Gerris costae   Herrich - Schaffer, 1853
X
The Moorland Pond Skater
  Gerris gibbifer   Schummel, 1832
O
A Pond Skater
  Gerris lacustris   Linnaeus, 1758
C
The Common Pond Skater
  Gerris lateralis   Schummel, 1832
O
A Pond Skater
  Gerris odontogaster   Zetterstedt, 1828
U
The Toothed Pond Skater
  Gerris thoracicus   Schummel, 1832
U
A Pond Skater
  Limnoporus rufoscutellatus Gerris rufoscutellatus Latreille, 1807
X
A Pond Skater
       
 
Nepidae Nepa cinerea   Linnaeus, 1758
C
Water Scorpion
  Ranatra linearis   Linnaeus, 1758
C
Water Stick Insect
       
 
Naucoridae Ilyocoris cimicoides   Linnaeus, 1758
C
Greater Saucer Bug
  Naucoris maculatus    
X R
(04)
Lesser Saucer Bug
       
 
Aphelocheiridae Aphelocheirus aestivalis   Fabricius, 1794
X
River Bug
       
 
Notonectidae Notonecta glauca   Linnaeus, 1758
C
Common Water Boatman
  Notonecta lutea    
XP
Migrant Water Boatman
  Notonecta maculata   Fabricius, 1794
C
A Water Boatman
  Notonecta obliqua   Gallen, 1787
A
A Water Boatman
  Notonecta viridis   Delcourt, 1909
C
A Water Boatman
       
 
Pleidae Plea minutissima Plea leachi McGregor & Kirkaldy, 1899
C
A Lesser Waterboatman
       
 
Corixidae Micronecta griseola    
X
A Lesser Water Boatman
  Micronecta minutissima   Linnaeus, 1758
O
A Lesser Water Boatman
  Micronecta poweri   Douglas & Scott, 1869
U
The Water Singer
  Micronecta scholtzi   Fieber, 1847
C
A Lesser Water Boatman
  Cymatia bonsdorffii Cymatia bonsdorffi Sahlberg, 1819
U
A Lesser Water Boatman
  Cymatia coleoptrata   Fabricius, 1776
C
A Lesser Water Boatman
  Cymatia rogenhoferi    

X R
(05)

A Lesser Water Boatman
  Glaenocorisa propinqua   Fieber, 1860
X
A Lesser Water Boatman
  Callicorixa praeusta   Fieber, 1848
C
A Lesser Water Boatman
  Callicorixa wollastoni   Douglas & Scott, 1865
X
A Lesser Water Boatman
  Corixa affinis   Leach, 1817
X
A Lesser Water Boatman
  Corixa dentipes   Thomson, 1869
O
A Lesser Water Boatman
  Corixa panzeri   Fieber, 1848
U
A Lesser Water Boatman
  Corixa punctata   Illiger, 1807
C
A Lesser Water Boatman
  Corixa iberica   Jansson, 1981
X
A Lesser Water Boatman
  Hesperocorixa castanea   Thomson, 1869
X
A Lesser Water Boatman
  Hesperocorixa linnaei Hesperocorixa linnei Fieber, 1848
O
A Lesser Water Boatman
  Hesperocorixa moesta   Fieber, 1848
U
A Lesser Water Boatman
  Hesperocorixa sahlbergi   Fieber, 1848
C
A Lesser Water Boatman
  Arctocorisa carinata   Sahlbergi, 1819
X
A Lesser Water Boatman
  Arctocorisa germari   Fieber, 1848
O
A Lesser Water Boatman
  Sigara concinna Sigara concinna Fieber, 1848
U
A Lesser Water Boatman
  Sigara distincta   Fieber, 1848
C
A Lesser Water Boatman
  Sigara dorsalis   Leach, 1817
C
A Lesser Water Boatman
  Sigara falleni   Fieber, 1848
C
A Lesser Water Boatman
  Sigara fallenoidea   Hungerford, 1926
X
A Lesser Water Boatman
  Sigara fossarum   Leach, 1817
U
A Lesser Water Boatman
  Sigara iactans    
O R
(01)
A Lesser Water Boatman
  Sigara lateralis   Leach, 1817
C
A Lesser Water Boatman
  Sigara limitata   Fieber, 1848
U
A Lesser Water Boatman
  Sigara nigrolineata   Fieber,1848
C
A Lesser Water Boatman
  Sigara longipalis    
X R
(06)
A Lesser Water Boatman (Norfolk)
  Sigara scotti   Douglas & Scott, 1868
X
A Lesser Water Boatman
  Sigara selecta   Fieber, 1848
O
A Lesser Water Boatman
  Sigara semistriata   Fieber, 1848
O
A Lesser Water Boatman
  Sigara stagnalis   Leach, 1817
O
A Lesser Water Boatman
  Sigara striata   Linnaeus, 1758
X
A Lesser Water Boatman
  Sigara venusta   Douglas & Scott, 1869
O
A Lesser Water Boatman