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Superfamily Lygaeoidea

Swarmy nymph (hemipteran)? - Nysius Myodochini » Cnemodus » Cnemodus mavortius ? - Myodocha serripes Lygaeus kalmii? - Lygaeus kalmii Oncopeltus sexmaculatus - moult series - Oncopeltus sexmaculatus Stilt Bug - Jalysus Neacoryphus bicrucis on Senecio serra - Neacoryphus bicrucis Female, Ligyrocoris litigiosus? - Ligyrocoris litigiosus - female Is this Cymus angustatus maybe ? - Cymus angustatus
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
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
up-to-date taxonomy in (1)
most of the families included here used to be treated as subfamilies of Lygaeidae
~340 spp. in >100 genera of 12 families in our area, ~4,300 spp. in >700 genera of 15 families total(1)(2); most families are treated sometimes as parts of Lygaeidae(3)(4)
best illustrated keys to most NA genera in (3); keys to Prairie Province spp. in (5)
Rostrum with 4 segments. Tarsi with 3 segments. Hemelytral membrane with 4 or 5 simple veins arising from base. Ocelli usually present.
Mostly seed- and sap-feeders; a few are predators(2)
Print References
Internet References
Texas Lygaeoidea (Quinn 2019)
Works Cited
1.Dellapé P.M., Henry T.J. (2016) Lygaeoidea species file. Version 5.0
2.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.
3.The Lygaeidae of Florida (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae).
Slater & Baranowski. 1990. Florida Dept. of Ag. and Consumer Services, Gainesville. xv + 211 pp.
4.Phylogenetic analysis of family groups within the infraorder Pentatomomorpha (Heteroptera), with emphasis on the Lygaeoidea
Henry T.J. 1997. Ann. Ent. Soc. Amer. 90: 275-301.
5.Seed Bugs and their allies (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Lygaeoidea) of the Canadian Prairie Provinces
David J. Larson, G.G.E. Scudder. 2018. Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification, 34.
6.New distribution records for United States Lygaeoidea (Hemiptera: Heteroptera)
Scudder G.G.E. 2010. J. Ent. Soc. B.C. 107: 83-84.
7.Seed Bugs of Virginia (Heteroptera: Lygaeidae)
Richard L. Hoffman. 1996. Virginia Museum of Natural History.
8.Lygaeidae of the West Indies
Baranowski, R.M., and J.A. Slater. 2005. Florida Agricultural Experiment Station; Gainesville.