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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Heteroptera
Infraorder: Pentatomomorpha
Superfamily: Lygaeoidea
Family: Heterogastridae


Heterogastridae is a family of lygaeoid bugs consisting of 23 genera and 97 species.[1]

The group has been considered a subfamily, tribe and subtribe, but most recently has been restored to family status.[2]

Partial list of genera[edit]


  1. ^ G. Cassis, Gordon F. Gross. "Zoological catalogue of Australia: Hemiptera: Heteroptera (Pentatomomorpha)". Australian Biological Resources Study. 
  2. ^ Henry, T. 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: 275-301