Diagnosis and Specialized Morphology
Species of Chryxinae are characterized by:
- short, transverse head
- corium distinct from membrane and without cubital cell
- forewing membrane with one cell
The monotypic Neotropical Chryxus Champion was originally given subfamily status by Champion (1897-1901). Since then, two additional monotypic genera have been placed in Chryxinae: Lentia Wygodzinsky and Wygodzinskyella Usinger.
Nothing is currently known of Chryxinae life history.
Champion, G.c. 1897-1901. Biologia Centrali Americana. Insecta. Rhynchota. Hemiptera-Heteroptera, vol. 2. 416 pp. 22 pls.
Schuh, R.T., Slater, J.A. 1995. True Bugs of the World (Hemiptera: Heteroptera): Classification and Natural History. Comstock Pub. Associates, Ithaca. 336 pp.