Enicocephalomorpha

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Enicocephalomorpha
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Heteroptera
Infraorder: Enicocephalomorpha
Superfamily: Enicocephaloidea
Families

Enicocephalidae
Aenictopecheidae

Enicocephalomorpha is an infraorder of the order Hemiptera ("true bugs"). The infraorder was formerly thought to be related to the Reduviidae because of similarities in head structure. Entomologists now believe it is different enough from other Hemiptera to constitute a separate suborder and probably represents the sister group of the rest of the order.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Triplehorn, C. and Johnson, N.: "Borror and DeLong's Introduction to the Study of Insects, 7th Ed.", page 301. Brooks/Cole, 2005.