|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||1957|
|Authors:||P. D. Ashlock|
|Journal:||Annals of the Entomological Society of America|
The foundation of the higher classification of the hemipterous family Lygaeidae was laid down by Stål (1862, 1872, 1874). Modifications and additions have been made by Reuter (1878), Breddin (1907), Barber (1917, 1918) and Barber and Bruner (1933). Since the time of Stål, there has been no review of the higher categories of the family as a whole, nor has there been any attempt to analyze any character complex not normally used to test the validity of these groups.