Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. General Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Antônio R. Panizzi, Jocélia Grazia
      Pages 3-20
    3. Jocélia Grazia, Felipe L. Simões, Antônio R. Panizzi
      Pages 21-55
    4. Augusto Ferrari, Kim R. Barão, Filipe M. Bianchi, Luiz A. Campos, Jocélia Grazia
      Pages 57-87
  3. Infraorders Enicocephalomorpha and Dipsocoromorpha

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. José Antônio Marin Fernandes, Christiane Weirauch
      Pages 91-98
    3. Christiane Weirauch, José Antônio Marin Fernandes
      Pages 99-109
  4. Infraorder Gerromorpha

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Felipe F. F. Moreira
      Pages 113-156
  5. Infraorder Nepomorpha

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Julianna F. Barbosa, Higor D. D. Rodrigues
      Pages 159-199
  6. Infraorder Leptopodomorpha

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Alan L. de Melo
      Pages 203-213
  7. Infraorder Cimicomorpha

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Diego L. Carpintero
      Pages 217-236
    3. Paulo S. F. Ferreira, Thomas J. Henry, Lívia A. Coelho
      Pages 237-286
    4. Maria del C. Coscarón, S. Kristine Braman, Marcela Cornelis
      Pages 287-305
    5. Hélcio R. Gil-Santana, Dimitri Forero, Christiane Weirauch
      Pages 307-351
    6. José Jurberg, Cleber Galvão, Christiane Weirauch, Felipe F. F. Moreira
      Pages 353-393
    7. Marcus Guidoti, Sara I. Montemayor, Éric Guilbert
      Pages 395-419
  8. Infraorder Pentatomomorpha

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 421-421
    2. Maria del C. Coscarón, Eugenia F. Contreras
      Pages 423-458
    3. Thomas J. Henry, Pablo M. Dellapé, Alexandre S. de Paula
      Pages 459-514
    4. Antônio R. Panizzi, Carl W. Schaefer
      Pages 537-547
    5. José Antônio Marin Fernandes, Paula Levin Mitchell, Laurence Livermore, Malin Nikunlassi
      Pages 549-605
    6. Trevor M. Fowles, Maria del C. Coscarón, Antônio R. Panizzi, Scott P. Carroll
      Pages 607-637
    7. Cristiano F. Schwertner, Cristiane Nardi
      Pages 639-680
    8. Jocélia Grazia, Antônio R. Panizzi, Caroline Greve, Cristiano F. Schwertner, Luiz A. Campos, Thereza de A. Garbelotto et al.
      Pages 681-756
    9. Joseph Eger Jr., Aline Barcellos, Luciana Weiler
      Pages 757-788
    10. Viviana C. Matesco, Jocélia Grazia
      Pages 789-820
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 863-901

About this book


True bugs (Heteroptera) are a diverse and complex group of plant-feeding and predatory  insects important to food production, human health, the global economy and the environment. Within the nearly 43,000 species described around the world, Neotropical true bugs are particularly diverse, and much remains to be discovered about their biology and relations with other species. Inspired by the need for a comprehensive assessment, True Bugs (Heteroptera) of the Neotropics is the most complete and thorough review ever published.

Experts in each of the seven infraorders have drawn together the scattered literature to provide detailed treatments of each major taxon. The most common and important species as well as select lesser known species in each major family are covered, highlighting morphology, classification, biology and ecology. The numerous color illustrations highlight key species and their adaptations, and importance to basic and applied sciences is discussed.

Each chapter is based on an up-to-date review of the literature, and with a bibliography of more than 3,000 references, readers are presented with an unprecedented and vital and timely account of the true bugs of the Neotropical Region. 


Biodiversity Heteropterans Neotropical region Sucking insects True bugs

Editors and affiliations

  • Antônio R. Panizzi
    • 1
  • Jocélia Grazia
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratório de EntomologiaEmbrapa TrigoPasso FundoBrazil
  2. 2.Departamento de ZoologiaInstituto de Biociências Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)Porto AlegreBrazil

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-9860-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-9861-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2405-853X
  • Series Online ISSN 2405-8548
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