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Superfamily Lygaeoidea

Cymus angustatus Rhyparochromidae - Ozophora picturata Jalysus sp.? - Jalysus wickhami Bugs on Telegraph Weed - male - female Long-necked Seed Bug (Myodocha serripes)? - Myodocha serripes Eremocoris maybe? - Eremocoris suspect-undescribed-occ Mating, Nysius? - male - female Unknown nymphs? - Oncopeltus
Classification
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 (Artheneidae, Blissidae, Cymidae, Geocoridae, Heterogastridae, Ninidae, Oxycarenidae, Pachygronthidae, Rhyparochromidae, and 3 minor exotic families) used to be treated as subfamilies of Lygaeidae
Numbers
ca. 340 spp. in >100 genera of 12 families in our area, ~4,300 spp. in >700 genera of 15 families worldwide(1)(2); the vast majority of families are still treated sometimes as parts of Lygaeidae(3)(4)
Identification
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.
Range
Worldwide
Food
Mostly seed- and sap-feeders; a few are predators(2)
Print References
(6)(7)
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.