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True Bugs (Heteroptera) of the Neotropics

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Series: Entomology in Focus Volume: 2

By: Antônio Ricardo Panizzi(Editor), Jocélia Grazia(Editor), Randall T Schuh(Foreword By)

901 pages, 163 colour & 114 b/w photos


Hardback | Aug 2015 | #223233 | ISBN-13: 9789401798600
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About this book

The goal is to cover the heteropteran fauna, in order to give the readers an idea about the diversity and importance of true bugs of this zoogeographical region. True Bugs (Heteroptera) of the Neotropics is not a catalog of the species of true bugs of the neotropics. Section one contains an overview of the true bugs of the neotropics, a general description of their biology, morphology, development, feeding and reproduction and a detailed description of their classification and biogeography. Section two is dedicated to the main groups, i.e., the infraorder containing the families of true bugs. Each chapter will contain a general description of the families included. Aspects related to the biology and ecology of the main species will be covered and the less known species will, at least, be cited.


1. Introduction to true bugs (Heteroptera) of the neotropics Antonio R. Panizzi and Jocelia Grazia
2. Morphology, ontogeny, reproduction, and feeding of true bugs Jocelia Grazia, Felipe L. Simoes, and Antonio R. Panizzi
3. Classification and biogeography of Neotropical true bugs Augusto Ferrari, Kim R. Barao, Filipe M. Bianchi, Luiz A. Campos, and Jocelia Grazia

SECTION II - SPECIFIC ASPECTS Infraorders Enicocephalomorpha and Dipsocoromorpha
4. The unique-headed bugs (Enicocephalomorpha) Jose A.M. Fernandes and Christiane Weirauch
5. The minute litter bugs (Dipsocoromorpha) Christiane Weirauch and Jose A.M. Fernandes Infraorder Gerromorpha
6. The semi-aquatic gerromorphans Felipe F. F. Moreira Infraorder Nepomorpha
7. The true water bugs (Nepomorpha) Julianna F. Barbosa and Higor D. D. Rodrigues Infraorder Leptopodomorpha
8. Shore bugs (Saldidae) Alan L. de Melo Infraorder Cimicomorpha
9. Minute pirate bugs (Anthocoridae and Lyctocoridae) Diego Carpintero
10. Plant bugs (Miridae) Paulo S.F. Ferreira, Thomas J. Henry, and Livia A. Coelho
11. Damsel bugs (Nabidae) Maria del C. Coscaron, S. Kristine Braman, and Marcela Cornelis
12. Assassin bugs (Reduviidae excluding Triatominae) Helcio Gil-Santana, Dimitri Forero, and Christiane Weirauch
13. Hematophagous bugs (Reduviidae Triatominae) Jose Jurberg, Cleber Galvao, Christiane Weirauch, and Felipe F. F. Moreira
14. Lace bugs (Tingidae) Marcus Guidoti, Sara I. Montemayor, and Eric Guilbert Infraorder Pentatomomorpha
15. Flat bugs (Aradidae) Maria del C. Coscaron and Eugenia F. Contreras
16. The big-eyed bugs, chinch bugs, and seed bugs (Lygaeoidea) Thomas J. Henry, Pablo M. Dellape, and Alexandre S. de Paula
17. Cotton stainers (Pyrrhocoridae) and bordered plant bugs (Largidae) Carl W. Schaefer
18. Broad-headed bugs (Alydidae) Antonio R. Panizzi and Carl W. Schaefer
19. Leaf-footed bugs (Coreidae) Jose A. M. Fernandes, Paula Levin Mitchell, Laurence Livermore, and Malin Nikunlassi
20. Scentless plant bugs (Rhopalidae) Trevor M. Fowles, Maria del C. Coscaron, Antonio R. Panizzi, and Scott P. Carroll
21. Burrower bugs (Cydnidae) Cristiano F. Schwertner and Cristiane Nardi
22. Stink bugs (Pentatomidae) Jocelia Grazia, Antonio R. Panizzi, Caroline Greve, Cristiano F. Schwertner, Luiz A. Campos, Thereza A. Garbelotto, and Jose A. M. Fernandes
23. Shield bugs (Scutelleridae) Joseph Eger Jr., Aline Barcellos, and Luciana Weiler
24. Negro bugs (Thyreocoridae) Viviana C. Matesco and Jocelia Grazia
25. Pentatomoid families (Acanthosomatidae, Canopidae, Dinidoridae, Megarididae, Phloeidae, and Tessaratomidae) Cristiano F. Schwertner and Jocelia Grazia

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