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The Lygaeidae of Florida (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae).
By Slater & Baranowski.
Florida Dept. of Ag. and Consumer Services, Gainesville. xv + 211 pp., 1990
Cite: 296146 with citation markup [cite:296146]
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. If this proves to be the case, the family is thus paraphyletic.

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Keys are often very difficult
Keys are often very difficult to use even with specimens, but mostly for the higher-level subfamily and tribal identifications. For these cases, I recommend using Seed Bugs of Virginia (1). However, that source is missing "Blissinae" in its subfamily key.

new direct link

'They' seem to have removed the book from the site
damn it! i used it just weeks ago from a direct link, and now even the searches come empty...

pls edit the Autor box for consistency
should read just "J.A. Slater & R.M. Baranowski" imho

the link to this paper... available on every lygaeoid family info page and on Heteroptera info page

Slater and Baranowski (1990)
Unfortunately, the second author was inadvertently omitted from nearly all the pages you mentioned.

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