Pyrrhocoroidea


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Pyrrhocoroidea

[‚pir·ə·kə′rȯid·ē·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
A superfamily of the Pentatomorpha.
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Cotton stainers and their relatives (Pyrrhocoroidea: Pyrrhocoridae and Laegidae).
Entre estos se destaca el trabajo de HENRY (1997a), quien reconoce seis superfamilias (Aradoidea, Coreoidea, Idiostoloidea, Lygaeoidea, Pentatomoidea y Pyrrhocoroidea) y plantea la polifilia de Lygaeidae (sensu SCHUH & SLATER, 1995).
In his analyses Pentatomoidea is the sister group of the remaining Pentatomomorpha, i.e., ((Coreoidea + Pyrrhocoroidea) + (Idiostoloidea + Lygaeoidea sensu stricto)).
In the combined parsimony analysis, Lygaeoidea (sensu Henry 1997) is paraphyletic with respect to Berytidae and Piesmatidae, the latter two nested within a paraphyletic Pyrrhocoroidea. Having a paraphyletic Lygaeoidea may not be surprising because of the limited taxon sampling within the superfamily, in which only four out of 15 groups (as in Henry 1997) were included.