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 hemipteran suborder Heteroptera ("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 Heteroptera to constitute a separate infraorder and probably represents the sister group of the rest of the suborder.[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.