Taxon profile


true bugs
Heteroptera Latreille, 1810

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Hemiptera - bugs

Temporal range:Jurassic > Middle Jurassic > Callovian – recent


Functions restricted to taxon Heteroptera

Important groups

Coreidae - squash bugs, Rhopalidae - scentless plant bugs, Lygaeidae - ground bugs, Rhyparochromidae, Cydnidae - burrowing bugs, Pentatomidae - shield bugs, Scutelleridae - shield-backed bugs, Tessaratomidae, Miridae - plant bugs, Reduviidae - assassin and thread-legged bugs, Tingidae - lace bugs

Included taxa

Number of records: 19

infraorder Enicocephalomorpha Stichel, 1955
infraorder Dipsocoromorpha Dohrn, 1859
infraorder Gerromorpha Leach, 1815
infraorder Nepomorpha Latreille, 1802
Jurassic: Callovian – recent
infraorder Leptopodomorpha Brullé, 1836
infraorder Cimicomorpha Latreille, 1802
infraorder Pentatomorpha Leach, 1815
Cretaceous: Aptian – recent

Unplaced taxa

family Galgulidae Westwood, 1840

Fossil taxa

family Eocimicidae Handlirsch, 1906
family Hadrocoridae Handlirsch, 1920
family Xishanidae Hong, 1981
genus Anacoloptera Handlirsch, 1906
genus Berytopsis Heer, 1853
genus Galerucites Oppenheim, 1888
genus Hebeicoris Hong, 1983
genus Heterochterus Evans, 1971
genus Liasocoris Wendt, 1940
genus Sinocoris Hong, 1983
genus Sphongophoriella Becker-Migdisova, 1958

Links and literature

Data source info

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea
Aukema, Dr Berend (ed.). 2007. Heteroptera. Fauna Europaea version 1.3,
[Data retrieved on: 01 November 2007]

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