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Family Lygaeidae - Seed Bugs


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.

A Genus Level Revision of Western Hemisphere Lygaeinae (Heteroptera: Lygaeidae) with Keys to Species
By Alex Slater
University of Kansas Science Bulletin, 1992
Vol 55 (1): 1-56.

First Report of Hadrosomus Teapensis (Distant, 1893) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Lygaeidae) in the United States
By John M. Leavengood, David W. McCoy
Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 121(2) : 189-192, 2019
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Neortholomus, a new genus of Orsillini (Hemiptera-Heteroptera: Lygaeidae: Orsillinae)
By Steven W Hamilton
University of Kansas Science Bulletin 52(7): 197-234, 1983

The host specificity of Ochrimnus mimulus Stal (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae) with notes on its phenology
By Palmer W.A.
Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 88(3): 451-454, 1986