Family Lygaeidae Schilling 1829 (milkweed bug)

Insecta - Hemiptera - Lygaeidae

Parent taxon: Lygaeoidea according to J. Szwedo 2018

See also Cassis and Schuh 2010, Park and Downing 2001, Statz and Wagner 1950 and Wappler 2003

Sister taxa: Berytidae, Pachymeridiidae, Rhyparochromidae

Subtaxa: Aphaninae Aphanus Artheneinae Astacopinae Blissinae Coptochromus Coriopachys Cryptochromus Cyminae Diniella Exitelus Geocorinae Heterogaster Heterogasterinae Leipolygaeus Lithochromus Lygaeites Lygaenocorinae Lygaeus Macrocranum Miogonates Myodochinae Necrochromus Nysius Nysius stratus Nysius terrae Nysius tritus Nysius vecula Nysius vinctus Oligacanchus Peritrechus Procrophius Procymophyes Prolygaeus Scolopostethus

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Ecology:

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Greenland (1 collection)

• Blancan of United States (1: Texas)

• Pliocene of France (1), Germany (1)

• Miocene of Austria (1), China (1), Croatia (5), the Czech Republic (1), Germany (5), Italy (1), Spain (2), United States (3: California)

• Oligocene of France (21), Germany (4), United States (1: Montana)

• Eocene of Denmark (1), France (1), Germany (6), Poland (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (5: Colorado, Utah, Wyoming)

• Cretaceous of China (1), Mongolia (5), the Russian Federation (1)

• Jurassic of China (1), Kazakhstan (1)

Total: 73 collections including 178 occurrences

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