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Family Thaumastocoridae

Tiny redish-brown heteroptera with strange facial features - Thaumastocoris peregrinus small, flat, orange-brown+gray-white double-spoon-snout Australian Bronze Bug - Thaumastocoris peregrinus  Thaumastocoris peregrinus (nymph) - Thaumastocoris peregrinus bug nymphs - Thaumastocoris peregrinus Thaumastocoris peregrinus Thaumastocoris peregrinus? - Thaumastocoris peregrinus Piesmatidae sp? - Thaumastocoris peregrinus Male,  Thaumastocoris peregrinus - Thaumastocoris peregrinus - male
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 Cimicomorpha
Superfamily Miroidea
Family Thaumastocoridae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
sometimes treated in its own superfamily, Thaumastocoroidea
Explanation of Names
Thaumastocoridae Kirkaldy 1908
A single species* in our area(1), >30 spp. in 7 genera total(2)
*the status of Thaumastocoris peregrinus Carpintero & Dellapé 2006, a globally spreading Eucalyptus specialist of Australian origin recently found in CA, is yet to be clarified; Fact sheet (FAO 2012)
most diverse in Australasia, 1‒2 species in NA, none in the Palaearctic(3); in our area, FL(1) and CA (may not be established)
Works Cited
1.University of Florida: Featured Creatures
3.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.