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Title: Chapter 15. The Big-Eyed Bugs, Chinch Bugs, and Seed Bugs (Lygaeoidea)

item Henry, Thomas
item DELLAPE, P. - National University Of La Plata And Museum
item SILVA DE PAULA, A. - University Of Pretoria

Submitted to: True Bugs (Heteroptera) of the Neotropics
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/30/2014
Publication Date: 10/26/2015
Citation: Henry, T.J., Dellape, P.M., Silva De Paula, A. 2015. Chapter 15. The Big-Eyed Bugs, Chinch Bugs, and Seed Bugs (Lygaeoidea). True Bugs (Heteroptera) of the Neotropics. 459-514.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The Lygaeoidea, representing the second largest superfamily in the infraorder Pentatomomorpha, are one of the most diverse groups of Heteroptera with about 700 genera and more than 4200 species in the world. In the Neotropics, about 184 genera and 836 species are included in 12 of the world’s 16 families. In this chapter, for each family, we give a diagnosis, an overview of the classification, information on the general life history, ecology, and economic importance, and provide comprehensive keys to all of the subfamilies, tribes, and genera for the Neotropical Region, including Mexico, Central and South America, and the West Indies.