oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - New species of Isometopinae from South Africa (Hemiptera: Miridae)
|Article Title||New species of Isometopinae from South Africa (Hemiptera: Miridae)|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Journal||Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Biological Sciences Group, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut.|
|Publication Date||Sep 1969|
|Pages||351 - 366|
|Keyword(s)||Hemiptera: Miridae and Isometopinae|
The Isometopinae represent an isolated subfamily of Miridae. Relationship with the Miridae has been generally recognized, but the presence of ocelli, the vertical head, the two-segmented tarsi, and the distinctive habitus of the isometopids have led many modern workers to treat them as worthy of familial status. Carayon (1958) in a carefully reasoned analysis has shown conclusively that not only do isometopids agree with other Miridae in most essential morphological features but also, as previously recognized, that they comprize a polyphyletic group.
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