True Bugs of the World (Hemiptera:Heteroptera): Classification and Natural History

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Cornell University Press, 1995 - Science - 336 pages
This monumental reference work treats an entire worldwide order of insects. It summarizes, from both a biological and sytematic perspective, current knowledge on the Heteroptera, or true bugs, a group containing approximately 35,000 species, many of which are important to agriculture and public health. To introduce the reader to this group, Randall T. Schuh and James A. Slater offer chapters on the history of the study of the Heteroptera, research techniques, and sources of specimens. They also cover attributes of general biological interest, including habitats, habits, mimicry, and wing polymorphism; selected taxa of economic importance; and basic morphology.Presenting a current classification of the Heteroptera, the authors synthesize to the subfamily and sometimes tribal level the enormous, scattered literature, including diagnoses, keys, general natural history, a summary of distributions, and a listing of important faunistic works. In addition to a wealth of detailed illustrations, they provide a glossary to help the reader deal with the confusing terminology that has evolved over the years, as well as an extensive bibliography of more than 1350 entries.Meticulously prepared by two of the world's leading specialists, this major work will be the standard reference on the Heteroptera for many years to come.
 

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Contents

A History of the Study of the Heteroptera
1
Major Workers on the Heteroptera
6
Sources of Information
14
Collecting Preserving and Preparing Heteroptera
17
Habitats and Feeding Types
20
Wing Polymorphism
23
Mimicry and Protective Coloration and Shape
27
Heteroptera of Economic Importance
32
Reduviidae
150
Velocipedoidea Chapter 49 Velocipedidae
161
Joppeicoidea Chapter 51 Joppeicidae
164
Miroidea Chapter 52 Thaumastocoridae
165
Miridae
169
Tingidae
180
Naboidea Chapter 55 Medocostidae
184
Nabidae
186

Historical Biogeography
38
O Chapter 10 General Adult Morphology and Key to Infraorders of Heteroptera
41
Coreoidea
56
Enicocephalomorpha by Pavel Stys
67
Chapter 12 Aenictopecheidae by Pavel Stys
68
Enicocephalidae by Pavel Stys
70
EUHETEROPTERA Chapter 14 Dipsocoromorpha by Pavel Stys
74
Ceratocombidae by Pavel Stys
75
Dipsocoridae by Pavel Stys
78
Hypsipterygidae by Pavel Stys
80
Stemmocryptidae by Pavel Stys
82
NEOHETEROPTERA Chapter 20 Gerromorpha
84
Mesoveloidea Chapter 21 Mesoveliidae
88
Hebroidea Chapter 22 Hebridae
90
Paraphrynoveliidae
92
Macroveliidae
93
Hydrometroidea Chapter 25 Hydrometridae
95
Gerroidea Chapter 26 Hermatobatidae
97
Veliidae
98
Gerridae
102
PANHETEROPTERA Chapter 29 Nepomorpha
107
Belostomatidae
111
Nepidae
114
Ochteroidea Chapter 32 Gelastocoridae
116
Ochteridae
118
Corixoidea Chapter 34 Corixidae
119
Naucoroidea Chapter 35 Potamocoridae
122
Naucoridae
124
Aphelocheiridae
126
Notonectoidea Chapter 38 Notonecticae
127
Pleidae
129
Helotrephidae
130
Leptopodomorpha
134
Saldoidea Chapter 42 Aepophilidae
136
Saldidae
137
Leptopodoidea Chapter 44 Omaniidae
141
Leptopodidae
142
Cimicomorpha
146
Reduvioidea Chapter 47 Pachynomidae
148
Cimicoidea Chapter 57 Lasiochilidae
190
Lyctocoridae
194
Anthocoridae
195
Cimicidae
199
Polyctenidae
202
Pentatomomorpha
205
Aradidae
208
Termitaphididae
214
Pentatomoidea Chapter 66 Acanthosomatidae
215
Aphylidae
218
Canopidae
219
Cydnidae
220
Dinidoridae
225
Lestoniidae
227
Megarididae
228
Pentatomidae
229
Phloeidae
234
Plataspidae
236
Scutelleridae
238
Tessaratomidae
241
Thaumastellidae
243
Urostylidae
245
Lygaeoidea Chapter 80 Berytidae
246
Colobathristidae
249
Idiostolidae
251
Malcidae
264
Piesmatidae
266
Pyrrhocoroidea Chapter 86 Largidae
268
Pyrrhocoridae
270
Alydidae
271
Coreidae
274
Hyocephalidae
279
Rhopalidae
281
Stenocephalidae
283
Literature Cited
285
Glossary
317
About the Authors 337
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