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Superfamily Cimicoidea

Swallow bug, Oeciacus vicarius - Oeciacus vicarius Bug Nymph ID Anthocorid on an April in the a.m. - Amphiareus obscuriceps Hemiptera Hemiptera - Anthocoris Cool little true bug - tiny mirid? - Melanocoris Miradae - Orius Orius insidiosus
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Infraorder Cimicomorpha
Superfamily Cimicoidea
Numbers
6 families total, none particularly large (<700 spp. worldwide, of which >2/3 in the Anthocoridae), 5 families in our area; not yet in the guide: Polyctenidae, the highly specialized Bat Bugs (2 spp. in our area, ~30 worldwide)(1)
Identification
keys in(2)
Works Cited
1.Biodiversity of the Heteroptera
Henry T.J. 2009. In: Foottit R.G., Adler P.H., eds. Insect biodiversity: Science and society. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell: 223-263.
2.Keys to genera of Anthocoridae of America north of Mexico, with descriptions of a new genus (Hemiptera: Heteroptera)
J.L. Herring. 1976. The Florida Entomologist, 59 (2): 143-150.