Stenopodainae


 

Diagnosis and Specialized Morphology

Species of Stenopodainae are characterized by:
1) large pentagonal or hexagonal cell on corium and with 2 adjacent cells on membrane
2) antenniferous tubercles sometimes produced strongly anteriorly
3) antennal scapus elongate and well-developed with remaining segments slender and folded back against scapus

 

Taxonomic History

Taxonomic history for this subfamily is being reviewed.


Natural History/Biology

About 110 genera of Stenopodainae have been described, and most occur in the tropics (Schuh & Slater 1995). Most species are found on soil, often covered with soil or sand (Schuh & Slater 1995). Male specimens are more commonly collected a lights than females, suggesting that species may be nocturnal although no direct evidence is known (Schuh & Slater 1995).

 

References

Schuh, R.T., Slater, J.A. 1995. True Bugs of the World (Hemiptera: Heteroptera): Classification and Natural History. Comstock Pub. Associates, Ithaca. 336 pp.