Spilostethus

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Spilostethus
Spilostethus pandurus MHNT Fronton.jpg
Spilostethus pandurus
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Spilostethus

Stål, 1868

Spilostethus is a genus in the insect family Lygaeidae (seed bugs). There are several species within the genus, most from the Palearctic and Oriental region, including:

Many species form dense aggregations which are thought to provide protection from predators.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Decker, J (2013). "Spilostethus stehliki sp.nov. (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Lygaeidae) from Ethiopia" (PDF). Acta Musei Moraviae, Scientiae biologicae. 98 (2): 391–394.
  2. ^ Ruxton, Graeme D. and Thomas N. Sherratt (2006). "Aggregation, Defence and Warning Signals: The Evolutionary Relationship". Proceedings: Biological Sciences. 273 (1600): 2417–2424. doi:10.1098/rspb.2006.3570. PMC 1634906.

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