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Family Oxycarenidae

Dycoderus picturatus - male bug 73 - Crophius schwarzi Small Bug - Crophius disconotus Small Bug - Crophius disconotus Insects found coming out from cracks between window frame and wall of house. - Crophius angustatus Hemiptera 27 - Crophius scabrosus Oxycarenidae? - Crophius bohemani Cotton Seed Bug? - Oxycarenus - male - female
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 Pentatomomorpha
Superfamily Lygaeoidea
Family Oxycarenidae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
formerly treated under Lygaeidae
Explanation of Names
Oxycarenidae Stål 1862
12 spp. in 6 genera in our area (of which 2 genera with 2 spp. are adventive), ~150 spp. in 23 genera worldwide (over a third of the spp. in Oxycarenus)(1)(2)
key to genera in(3)
worldwide, mostly Old World, esp. Palaearctic & Afrotropical(2); in NA, more diverse in the west(4)
seed-eaters; hosts include plants in a dozen families (there are cotton pests in this family, but not in NA)(2)
Life Cycle
usually univoltine(2)
Works Cited
1.Dellapé P.M., Henry T.J. (2016) Lygaeoidea species file. Version 5.0
2.Zoological catalogue of Australia: Hemiptera: Heteroptera (Pentatomomorpha)
Cassis G., Gross G.F. 2002. CSIRO Publishing, 751 pp.
3.Resurrection of the genera Crophius Stål and Mayana Distant from synonymy under Anomaloptera Amyot and Serville...
Henry T.J., Dellapé P.M., Scudder G.G.E. 2015. Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash. 117: 367-380.
4.How to Know the True Bugs
Slater, James A., and Baranowski, Richard M. 1978. Wm. C. Brown Company.