Acanthosomatidae

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Acanthosomatidae
Acanthosomatidae sizes.jpg
Acanthosomatidae - relative sizes
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Heteroptera
Superfamily: Pentatomoidea
Family: Acanthosomatidae
Signoret, 1864
Subfamilies

Acanthosomatinae
Blaudusinae
Ditomotarsinae

Acanthosomatidae is a family of Hemiptera, commonly named “shield bugs,” for which Kumar in his World revision recognizes 47 genera; now this number is 54 genera, with about 200 species, and is one of the least diversified families within Pentatomoidea.[1] Recently a new genus was described upgrading the number of valid genera to 55.[2]

Genera[edit]

This genus list is incomplete:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Faúndez, E. I. 2009. Contribution to the knowledge of the genus Acrophyma Bergroth, 1917 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Acanthosomatidae). Zootaxa. 2137: 57-65
  2. ^ Faúndez, E.I. 2014: A new genus for a Chilean species of Acanthosomatidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera). Zootaxa, 3768(5): 596-600