Lygaeoidea Species File (Version 5.0/5.0)
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Lygaeoidea Species File

Pablo M. Dellapé, Author,
División Entomología, Museo de La Plata, Argentina
Thomas J. Henry, Author,
Systematic Entomology Laboratory, ARS,
USDA c/o National Museum of Natural History,
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
David C. Eades, Principal Database Developer,
Illinois Natural History Survey

The Lygaeoidea Species File database contains taxonomic and other information about all the seed bugs of the world, both living and fossil.

Note: This online catalog is under continual development as more specimen data and other information are added.

The Lygaeoidea Species File is based on the world catalogues of Slater (1964) and Slater & O´Donnell (1995) and the Catalog of the Berytidae of the World of Henry & Froeschner (1998):
  • Slater, J. A. 1964. A Catalogue of the Lygaeidae of the World. Vol. I & II. University of Connecticut, Storrs.
  • Slater, J. A. & J. E. O’Donnell. 1995. A Catalogue of the Lygaeidae of the World (1960-1994). New York Entomological Society, New York.
  • Henry, T. J. & R. C. Froeschner. 1998. Catalog of the Stilt bugs, or Berytidae, of the World (Insecta: Hemiptera: Heteroptera). Contributions of the American Entomological Institute 30(4): 1-72.
The first two catalogues were digitalized through a GBIF award received by Randall Schuh (AMNH) in 2003.

To see information contained in the database, use the links across the top of the page.  Click on Search to find a specific taxon or other kinds of information.  Clicking on Taxa will make the superfamily Lygaeoidea your current taxon unless you have previously moved to a different taxon in this session.

This website and database use Species File Software.  Information about the design and use of SFS may be found on a separate website.

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Please send comments and questions about the database and its development to Pablo Dellapé (send mail).  When referencing this website, please use the following format:  Dellapé, Pablo M. & Thomas J. Henry. Lygaeoidea Species File. Version 5.0/5.0. [retrieval date]. <>.  Use to bookmark this website.

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