Plokiophilidae

Plokiophilidae

[‚pläk·ē·ō′fil·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A small family of predacious hemipteran insects in the superfamily Cimicoidea; individuals live in the webs of spiders and embiids.
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Heissophila macrotheleae, a new genus and new species of Plokiophilidae from Thailand (Hemiptera, Heteroptera), with comments on the family diagnosis.
Moreover, Mahner [12] wondered whether the intercalary sclerites that occurred only in some Cryptocerata, and in the Gerromorpha, Pachynomidae, Plokiophilidae, and Reduviidae, formed a common basal pattern or whether they had been formed independently, several times, within the Heteroptera and in particular the Cryptocerata, where they have evolved at least three times.
Moreover, diversified shapes of intercalary sclerites have been found in the Plokiophilidae (only in the Embiophila), in several of the Reduviidae and in some Pachynomidae [18].