Assassin bugs, plant bugs, lace bugs, damsel bugs, minute pirate bugs, bed bugs
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Other Names for Cimicomorpha
- Assassin bugs, plant bugs, lace bugs, damsel bugs, minute pirate bugs, bed bugs
Cassis, G. and Gross, G.F. 1995. Hemiptera: Heteroptera (Coleorrhyncha to Cimicomorpha). Catalogues of Australia (ed. by W. W. K. Houston and B. V. Maynard), Vol. 27.3A, pp. 1–506. CSIRO Australia, Melbourne.
Schuh, R.T. and J.A. Slater. 1995. True Bugs of the World (Hemiptera: Heteroptera). Classification and Natural History. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York. xii + 336 pp.
Schuh, R.T., and P. Stys. 1991. Phylogenetic analyis of cimicomorphan family relationships (Heteroptera). Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 99:298-350.
Weirauch, C. 2008. Cladistic analysis of Reduviidae (Heteroptera: Cimicomorpha) based on morphological characters. Systematic Entomology 33(2):229-274.
Tian, Y., W. Zhu, M. Li, Q. Xie, and W. Bu. 2008. Influence of data conflict and molecular phylogeny of major clades in Cimicomorphan true bugs (Insecta: Hemiptera: Heteroptera). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 47(2):581-597.
Information on the Internet
- Pictures of Assassin Bugs (Reduviidae)
- Assassin Bugs and Ambush Bugs (University of Kentucky)
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