Schizopteridae


The family Schizopteridae comprises more than 300 described species in about 56 genera and is currently the largest family of Dipsocoromorpha (e.g., Emsley 1969; Schuh and Slater 1995; Henry 2009). Schizopteridae are subdivided into the big-eyed Hypselosomatinae (~13 genera) that show greatest described diversity in the Indo-pacific and Australian regions (e.g., Hill 1984) and two subfamilies that share reduced female external genitalia, the Ogeriinae (e.g., Emsley 1969; Hill 2004) and Schizopterinae. Ogeriinae comprise five genera in the Australian, Indo-pacific, and Neotropical regions. Schizopterinae (~40 genera) occur in the tropics and subtropics of the Old and New Worlds (McAtee and Malloch 1925;  Emsley 1969). Several genera are unplaced and will require special attention (e.g., Emsley 1969).

 

 

Emsley, M.G., 1969. The Schizopteridae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) with the descriptions of new species from Trinidad. Memoirs of the American Entomological Society 25, 1–154.

Henry, T.J., 2009. Biodiversity of Heteroptera. In: Foottit, R.G, Adler, P. H. Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society, 223–263.

Hill, L., 1984. New genera of Hypselosomatinae (Heteroptera: Schizopteridae) from Australia. Australia Journal of Zoology, Supplementary Series 103, 1–55.

Hill, L., 2004. Kaimon (Heteroptera: Schizopteridae), a new, speciose genus from Australia. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 49, 603–647.

McAtee, W.L., Malloch, J.R., 1925. Revision of bugs of the family Cryptostemmatidae in the collection of the United States National Museum. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 67, pp. 1–42.

Schuh, R.T., Slater, J.A., 1995. True bugs of the world (Hemiptera: Heteroptera): classification and natural history, Comstock Publishing Associates, Cornell University Press, pp. i–xii, 1–336.