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Lygaeoidea

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The Lygaeoidea are a sizeable superfamily of true bugs, containing seed bugs and allies, in the order Hemiptera. There are about 16 families and more than 4,600 described species in Lygaeoidea, found worldwide. Most feed on seeds or sap, but a few are predators.[1][2][3]

The ash-gray leaf bug family (Piesmatidae), may be placed here, but some authorities place it in its own superorder Piesmatoidea Amyot & Serville, 1843,[4] being closer to the Aradoidea.[5]

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Families

These 16 families belong to the superfamily Lygaeoidea. The majority of them were considered to be part of the family Lygaeidae before Thomas J. Henry's work was published in 1997.[6][1][2]

References

  1. ^ a b Dellapé, Pablo M.; Henry, Thomas J. (2019). "Lygaeoidea Species File". Retrieved 2019-06-19.
  2. ^ a b "Lygaeoidea superfamily Information". BugGuide.net. Retrieved 2019-06-19.
  3. ^ "Lygaeoidea Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2019-06-19.
  4. ^ BioLib: superfamily Piesmatoidea Amyot & Serville, 1843 (retrieved 21 May 2020)
  5. ^ David A. Grimaldi & Michael S. Engel (2007). "An unusual, primitive Piesmatidae (Insecta: Heteroptera) in Cretaceous amber from Myanmar (Burma)" (PDF). American Museum Novitates (3611): 1–17. doi:10.1206/0003-0082(2008)3611[1:AUPPIH]2.0.CO;2.
  6. ^ Henry, Thomas J. (1997). "Phylogenetic Analysis of Family Groups within the Infraorder Pentatomomorpha (Hemiptera: Heteroptera), with Emphasis on the Lygaeoidea". Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 90 (3): 275–301. doi:10.1093/aesa/90.3.275.

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Lygaeoidea: Brief Summary

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The Lygaeoidea are a sizeable superfamily of true bugs, containing seed bugs and allies, in the order Hemiptera. There are about 16 families and more than 4,600 described species in Lygaeoidea, found worldwide. Most feed on seeds or sap, but a few are predators.

The ash-gray leaf bug family (Piesmatidae), may be placed here, but some authorities place it in its own superorder Piesmatoidea Amyot & Serville, 1843, being closer to the Aradoidea.

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