Enicocephalidae


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Enicocephalidae

[‚en·ə·kō·sə′fal·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The gnat bugs, a family of hemipteran insects in the superfamily Enicocephaloidea.
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First report of the genus Systelloderes (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Enicocephalidae) in Guzmania multiflora (Bromeliaceae) in Colombia
The Enicocephalidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) is a predator family that lives either detritus above ground or other places where decomposing organic matter has accumulated (Stys 1995).
We use the taxonomic key of Wygodzinsky and Schmidt (1991) to identify Enicocephalidae specimens.
The bromeliads may offer damp habitat to Enicocephalidae during dry periods and provide prey in the form of adult insects ovipositing into bromeliad or immature stages that emerge from bromeliads.
Cobben [18] has reported that apical plates can be found in several taxa such as the Saldidae, Microphysidae, Dipsocoridae, Enicocephalidae, Reduviidae, Nabidae, Miridae, and all Gerromorpha.
Such morphs occur in several groups of Heteroptera, at least in Enicocephalidae, various families of Gerromorpha, Aradidae, Termitaphididae, Blissidae, and Coreidae: Agriopocorinae.
Independent evolution of myrmecomorphy in true bugs is inferred by its occurrence in numerous true bug families (Enicocephalomorpha: Enicocephalidae; Leptopodomorpha: Saldidae; Cimicomorpha: Nabidae and Miridae; Pentatomomorpha: Geocoridae, Oxycarenidae, Rhyparochrornidae, Alydidae and Pyrrhocoridae--see McIver and Stonedahl, 1993).
Orden Familia Bosque Arbustal Pastizal Diptera Tipididae 20 19 82 Mycetophilidae 8 9 Culicidae 5 2 Sin determinar 33 101 64 Hymenoptera Braconidae 8 27 16 Ichneumonidae 1 15 6 Evanidae 3 Sphecidae 1 Eurytomidae 1 Tenthredinidae 1 Sin determinar 1 Araneae Tetragnathidae 1 17 19 Theridiidae 2 3 Caponiidae 5 Linyphiidae 3 1 Araneidae 1 Hemiptera Cicadellidae 16 6 Pyrrhocoridae 7 Aphidae 2 1 Delphacidae 1 1 Enicocephalidae 1 Pentatomidae 1 Membracidae 1 Sin determinar 1 Coleoptera Anthribidae 5 3 Curculionidae 7 Lycidae 2 3 Cantharidae 1 1 Sin determinar 2 1 Psocoptera sp.
La categoria otros agrupo Hymenoptera, Delphacidae, Enicocephalidae, Pseudococcidae Lepidoptera, Neuroptera, Scolopendromorpha y Thysanoptera.
Orden Familia Bosque Arbustal Pastizal Diptera Tipulidae 20 19 82 Mycetophilidae 8 9 Culicidae 5 2 Sin determinar 33 101 64 Hymenoptera Braconidae 8 27 16 Ichneumonidae 1 15 6 Evanidae 3 Sphecidae 1 Eurytomidae 1 Tenthredinidae 1 Sin determinar 1 Araneae Tetragnathidae 1 17 19 Theridiidae 2 3 Caponiidae 5 Linyphiidae 3 1 Araneidae 1 Hemiptera Cicadellidae 16 6 Pyrrhocoridae 7 Aphidae 2 1 Delphacidae 1 1 Enicocephalidae 1 Pentatomidae 1 Membracidae 1 Sin determinar 1 Coleoptera Anthribidae 5 3 Curculionidae 7 Lycidae 2 3 Cantharidae 1 1 Sin determinar 2 1 Psocoptera sp.
Enicocephalomorpha contains two families: Aenictopecheidae and Enicocephalidae (Stys 1989).