|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2007|
The metathoracic wing venation in 41 species of 18 genera of Afrotropical Scutelleridae was studied and the results are presented and illustrated. Four main types of venational pattern can be recognized. The hindwing venation in Scutelleridae has also been compared with that of some other Pentatomoidea (Cydnidae, Dinidoridae, Pentatomidae and Tessaratomidae). Furthermore, the taxonomic value of metathoracic wing venation in the Afrotropical Scutelleridae has been discussed.