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Species Kleidocerys resedae - Birch Catkin Bug


Life Histories of the Seed Bugs, Kleidocerys punctatus and Kleidocerys virescens
By Luis Cervantes Peredo, Marcela Briseño Báez
Journal of Insect Science 10(91), 2010
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A revision of the genus Kleidocerys Stephens in the United States (Hemiptera, Lygaeidae)
By Barber H.G.
Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash. 55: 273-283, 1953

EL genero Neokleidocerys (Scudder) status nov. y description de una especie nueva (Hemiptera-Heteroptera-Lygaeidae-...
By James A. Slater, Harry Brailovsky
An. Inst. Biol. Univ. Nac. Auton. Mex. Ser. Zool. 59(2): 181-192, 1989
Full title: El genero Neokleidocerys (Scudder) status nov. y description de una especie nueva (Hemiptera-Heteroptera-Lygaeidae-Ischnorhynchinae
The work is in Spanish
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Ischnorhynchinae from Costa Rica (Hemiptera-Heteroptera:Lygaeoidea:Lygaeidae) with description of ne new species of Kleidocerys
By Luis Cervantes Peredo, Harry Brailovsky
Florida Entomologist, 93(3):357-362, 2010
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Note: In this article Kleidocerys virescens is redescribed.

New synonymies and generic changes in the Lygaeidae (Hemiptera-Heteroptera)
By Peter D. Ashlock
Proceedings of The Biological Society of Washington, 1960
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A Catalogue of the Lygaeidae of the World.
By Slater, J.A.
University of Connecticut, Storrs. xviii + 1668 pp., 1964
Slater, J.A. 1964. A Catalogue of the Lygaeidae of the World. University of Connecticut, Storrs. xviii + 1668 pp.

Seed Bugs of Virginia (Heteroptera: Lygaeidae)
By Richard L. Hoffman
Virginia Museum of Natural History, 1996

The Lygaeidae of Florida (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae).
By Slater & Baranowski.
Florida Dept. of Ag. and Consumer Services, Gainesville. xv + 211 pp., 1990
Slater, J.A. and R.M. Baranowski. 1990. The Lygaeidae of Florida (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae). Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas. Vol. 14. Florida Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry, Gainesville. xv + 211 pp.

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Summary: The Lygaeidae constitutes one of the largest and most varied families of Heteroptera. Until recently, little specialized work has been carried out on Florida Lygaeidae other than on species of direct economic importance. Recent phylogenetic studies indicate that Lygaeidae may be "a stem group" from whose various ancestral lines, other pentatomomorph hemipterons have arisen such as the Pentatomidea, Coreoidea, Pyrrhocoridae, Largidae and Berytidae.