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Family Pachygronthidae

Pachygronthid - Phlegyas abbreviatus Phlegyas abbreviatus Oedancala sp.? - Oedancala dorsalis Phlegyas annulicrus? - Phlegyas annulicrus Phlegyas abbreviatus? - Phlegyas abbreviatus Hemiptera  - Phlegyas abbreviatus Phlegyas annulicrus? - Phlegyas annulicrus Sedge bug - Oedancala dorsalis
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
Family Pachygronthidae
Explanation of Names
Pachygrontha: Greek 'thick fist'(1)
Numbers
7 spp. in 3 genera in our area(2), ~80 spp. in 13 genera worldwide, arranged in 2 subfamilies(3) [both represented in the guide]
Range
worldwide (mostly tropical regions)(3)
Works Cited
1.Composition of scientific words
Brown R.W. 1956. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC. 882 pp.
2.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
3.Zoological catalogue of Australia: Hemiptera: Heteroptera (Pentatomomorpha)
Cassis G., Gross G.F. 2002. CSIRO Publishing, 751 pp.