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  Family Limnesiidae

Genus Limnesia

Taxon Information

The Genus Limnesia has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from midwestern states of North America.

(These statements were generated automatically from the WInvertebrates database.)

Literature Records

  • Limnesia, [North America] (Smith et al., 2010).
  • Limnesia, [North Central United States] (Underhill et al., 1982).
  • Limnesia, "About 20 named species from [North America]... Distr.: N.A., S.A., Eu., Af., As., Aus., E.I., W.I." (Newell, 1959).
  • Limnesia (Tetralimnesia), (Newell, 1959).
  • Limnesia (Limnesiopsis), (Newell, 1959).
  • Limnesia (Limnesiella), (Newell, 1959).


  • Smith, I.M., D.R. Cook & B.P. Smith. 2010. Water mites (Hydrachnidiae) and other arachnids. [in] J.H. Thorp & A.P. Covich (eds.). Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates, 3rd edition: 485-586.
  • Underhill, J.C., W.D. Schmid & D.E. Gilbertson. 1982. Taxonomic Keys to the Common Animals of the North Central States, exclusive of the parasitic worms, terrestrial insects, and birds, 4th edition. 205 pp.
  • Newell, I.M. 1959. Acari. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 1080-1116.

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