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Family Aenictopecheidae

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 Enicocephalomorpha (Unique-headed Bugs)
Family Aenictopecheidae
Explanation of Names
Aenictopecheidae Usinger 1932
7 spp. in 5 genera in our area(1), ~20 spp. in 10 genera worldwide, many taxa yet to be described(2)
Our fauna(1):
Alienates (12 described + several undescribed spp., AZ thru C. America + FL & West Indies): A. barberi Kritsky 1981 (AZ), A. insularis Barber 1953 (Fla. Keys & Bahamas)
Hymenocoris (3 spp., sw. US & Mexico): H. formicina Uhler 1892 (so. AZ & c. CA to Baja), H. hintoni Kritsky (CA & Mexico)
Brevidorsus (monotypic): B. arizonensis Kritsky 1977 (so. AZ & Mexico)
Lysenicocephalus (2 described spp., TX & Baja): L. chemsaki Wygodsinksy & Schmidt 1991 (TX)
Urnacephala (monotypic): U. californica Wygodsinksy & Schmidt 1991 (CA)
New World + Old World tropics
Works Cited
1.Revision of the New World Enicocephalomorpha (Heteroptera)
Wygodzinsky, P.W. and K. Schmidt. 1991. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History ; no. 200.
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.