Tessaratomidae

Lychee stink bug Tessaratoma papillosa, copyright Ian Jacobs.


Belongs within: Pentatomoidea.

The Tessaratomidae are a group of tropical shield bugs with the spiracles of abdominal segment 2 fully exposed and removed from the posterior margins of the metapleura, and lacking reticulate veins on the hemelytral membrane (Carver et al. 1991).

<==Tessaratomidae SS02
    |  i. s.: Agapophyta bipunctata G76, B35
    |         Lyramorpha rosea SDT88
    |         Musgraveia sulciventris G75
    |         Peltocopta crassiventris C91
    |         Stilida indecora CGW91
    |--Thalma [Thalminae] G75
    |    `--T. biguttata G75
    |--Oncomerinae SS02
    |    |--Oncomeris C91
    |    `--Erga Walker 1868 G75
    |         `--E. longitudinalis (Westwood 1837) [=Rhaphigaster longitudinalis; incl. *E. roseoflua Walker 1868] G75
    `--Tessaratominae SS02
         |--Malgassus [Prionogastrini] SS02
         |--Pycanum rubens G75
         `--Tessaratoma SS02
              |--T. flavicorne Boisduval 1835 B35
              |--T. javanica SDT88
              `--T. papillosa SS02

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[B35] Boisduval, J. B. 1835. Voyage de Découvertes de l’Astrolabe. Exécuté par ordre du Roi, pendant les années 1826–1827–1828–1829, sous le commandement de M. J. Dumont d'Urville. Faune entomologique de l'océan Pacifique, avec l'illustration des insectes nouveaux recueillis pendant le voyage vol. 2. Coléoptères et autres ordres. J. Tastu: Paris.

[CGW91] Carver, M., G. F. Gross & T. E. Woodward. 1991. Hemiptera (bugs, leafhoppers, cicadas, aphids, scale insects etc.) In: CSIRO. The Insects of Australia: A textbook for students and research workers 2nd ed. vol. 1 pp. 429–509. Melbourne University Press: Carlton (Victoria).

[C91] CSIRO. 1991. The Insects of Australia: A textbook for students and research workers 2nd ed. vol. 1. Melbourne University Press: Carlton (Victoria).

[G75] Gross, G. F. 1975. Plant-feeding and Other Bugs (Hemiptera) of South Australia. Heteroptera—Part I. Handbook of the Flora and Fauna of South Australia.

[G76] Gross, G. F. 1976. Plant-feeding and Other Bugs (Hemiptera) of South Australia. Heteroptera—Part II. Handbook of the Flora and Fauna of South Australia.

[SDT88] Schaefer, C. W., W. R. Dolling & S. Tachikawa. 1988. The shieldbug genus Parastrachia and its position within the Pentatomoidea (Insecta: Hemiptera). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 93: 283–311.

[SS02] Sweet, M. H., & C. W. Schaefer. 2002. Parastrachiinae (Hemiptera: Cydnidae) raised to family level. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 95: 441-448.

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