True Bugs (Insecta: Hemiptera: Heteroptera): Evolution, Classification, Biodiversity and Biology

  title={True Bugs (Insecta: Hemiptera: Heteroptera): Evolution, Classification, Biodiversity and Biology},
  author={Gerasimos Cassis},
  journal={Reference Module in Life Sciences},
  • G. Cassis
  • Published 2019
  • Biology
  • Reference Module in Life Sciences
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Phylogenomic analysis suggests Coreidae and Alydidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) are not monophyletic
The utility of phylogenomic approaches in generating robust hypotheses for taxa with long‐standing phylogenetic problems and the importance of a robust phylogeny for evolutionary hypothesis testing are demonstrated and novel insights may come from such approaches.
Phylogeny and diversification of the true water bugs (Insecta: Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Nepomorpha)
This work investigated the evolution of Nepomorpha based on phylogenetic analyses of morphological and molecular characters sampled from 115 taxa representing all 13 families and approximately 40% of recognized genera, and results were largely congruent with the phylogenetic relationships inferred from morphology.
Taxonomic revision of the New World big-eyed minute litter bug genus Ommatides Uhler (Hemiptera: Schizopteridae).
A thorough documentation of morphological features using macroimages, SEM, and line drawings for new taxa and Ommatides insignis Uhler and a distribution map for all currently known New World Hypselosomatinae is provided.
The unity, diversity and conformity of bugs (Hemiptera) through time
  • J. Szwedo
  • Biology, Geography
    Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
  • 2016
The innovations and perils of the evolutionary history of the Hemiptera are presented and the diversity of these insects in comparison with the “Big Four” group is given.
Revisiting habitat and lifestyle transitions in Heteroptera (Insecta: Hemiptera): insights from a combined morphological and molecular phylogeny
The results indicate that aquatic and semi‐aquatic true bugs invaded these habitats three times independently from terrestrial habitats in contrast to a recent hypothesis, and suggest that the most recent common ancestor of Heteroptera was predacious.