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Family Thaumastocoridae

Tiny redish-brown heteroptera with strange facial features - Thaumastocoris peregrinus Tiny redish-brown heteroptera with strange facial features - Thaumastocoris peregrinus Tiny redish-brown heteroptera with strange facial features - Thaumastocoris peregrinus Thaumastocoris peregrinus on Eucalyptus in CA - Thaumastocoris peregrinus small, flat, orange-brown+gray-white double-spoon-snout Australian Bronze Bug - Thaumastocoris peregrinus small, flat, orange-brown+gray-white double-spoon-snout Australian Bronze Bug - Thaumastocoris peregrinus small, flat, orange-brown+gray-white double-spoon-snout Australian Bronze Bug - Thaumastocoris peregrinus small, flat, orange-brown+gray-white double-spoon-snout Australian Bronze Bug - Thaumastocoris peregrinus
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 Cimicomorpha
Superfamily Miroidea
Family Thaumastocoridae
Numbers
A single species* in our area(1), ~20 spp. in 6 genera total(2)
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*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)
Range
most diverse in Australasia, 1-2 species in NA, none in the Palaearctic(2); in our area, FL(1) and CA (may not be established)
Works Cited
1.University of Florida: Featured Creatures
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.