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Distribution path and Subregions of Africa (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Africa
Subregions: Central Africa (Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon), East Africa (Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Indian Ocean islands, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe), North Africa (Algeria, Libya, Macaronesia, Morocco, Sahara, South Sudan, Sudan, Tunisia), Southern Africa (Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Republic South Africa, Swaziland), West Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, West coast of Africa)
Taxonomy for Heteroptera (True bugs) in Africa
Class
Africa
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 827 families, 23671 genera, 180362 species
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Subclass
Africa
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 814 families, 23546 genera, 180001 species
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Infraclass
Africa
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 778 families, 23235 genera, 178301 species
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Superorder
Africa
Paraneoptera (Martynov, 1923)
 181 families, 2878 genera, 11753 species
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Order
Africa
Hemiptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Hemipterans) - Systematics
 127 families, 2559 genera, 10218 species
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Suborder
Africa
Heteroptera (Latreille, 1810) (True bugs)
 54 families, 565 genera, 1966 species
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Families121    worldwide
Genera7.388    worldwide
Species43.422    worldwide
Common namesTrue bugs, Bugs, Gerrids
German namesWanzen
Dutch namesWantsen
Finnish namesLuteet
Norwegian namesTeger
Swedish namesSkinnbaggar
Italian namesCimici
French namesHétéroptères, Punaises
AuthorLatreille, 1810
Distribution
Continents:

Eurasia (Asia, Europe, Russia, Caucasus)

America (North America, South America, Central America, Caribbean)

Africa (East Africa, Southern Africa, Central Africa, North Africa, West Africa)

Oceania (Australasia, Polynesia, Melanesia, Micronesia)

Antarctica (Antarctic Islands)


Ecozones:

Palaearctic (West Palaearctic, East Palaearctic)

Nearctic, Afrotropical, Neotropical, Indo-Australian region (Oriental, Malesia)


Fossils:

Cenozoic (Paleogene, Neogene, Quaternary)

Paleozoic (Permian, Ordovician, Carboniferous, Silurian, Devonian)

Mesozoic (Cretaceous, Jurassic, Triassic)


World Oceans:

Pacific Ocean (Pacific Islands)

Atlantic Ocean (British overseas territory Atlantic)

Indian Ocean


Countries
Checklists
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, USA, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Links and ReferencesHeteroptera in bie.ala.org.au
Heteroptera in faunaeur.org
Heteroptera in itis.gov
Heteroptera in dyntaxa.se
Heteroptera in Wikipedia (English)
Infraorder
Africa
    Cimicomorpha (Leston & Al., 1954) (Thaumastocorid bugs)
     11 families, 224 genera, 962 species
Infraorder
Africa
    Dipsocoromorpha (Miyamoto, 1961)
     1 family, 2 genera, 2 species
Infraorder
Africa
    Enicocephalomorpha (Stichel, 1955)
     1 family, 4 genera, 7 species
Infraorder
Africa
    Gerromorpha (Popov, 1971) (Shore-inhabiting bugs)
     6 families, 20 genera, 52 species
Infraorder
Africa
    Leptopodomorpha (Popov, 1971) (Leptopodid bugs)
     2 families, 7 genera, 14 species
Infraorder
Africa
    Nepomorpha (Popov, 1971) (Aquatic bugs)
     8 families, 28 genera, 120 species
Infraorder
Africa
    Pentatomomorpha (Leston & Al., 1954)
     25 families, 280 genera, 809 species

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Family overview for Heteroptera (True bugs) in Africa
Acanthosomatidae (Signoret, 1864) - 5 SpeciesAcanthosomatids
Alydidae (Amyot & Serville, 1843) - 23 SpeciesBroad-headed bugs
Anthocoridae (Fieber, 1837) - 22 SpeciesMinute pirate bugs
Aphelocheiridae (Fieber, 1851) - 1 Species
Aradidae (Spinola, 1837) - 11 SpeciesFlat bugs
Artheneidae (Stål, 1872) - 2 Species
Belostomatidae (Leach, 1815) - 20 SpeciesFleas
Berytidae (Fieber, 1851) - 13 SpeciesStilt bugs
Blissidae (Stål, 1862) - 15 SpeciesChinch Bugs
Ceratocombidae (Fieber, 1861) - 2 Species
Cimicidae (Latreille, 1802) - 30 SpeciesBed bugs
Coreidae (Leach, 1815) - 371 SpeciesSquash bugs
Corixidae (Leach, 1815) - 38 SpeciesWater boatman
Cydnidae (Billberg, 1820) - 11 SpeciesBurrower bugs
Cymidae (Baerensprung, 1860) - 18 Species
Dinidoridae (Stål, 1867) - 22 Species
Enicocephalidae (Stål, 1860) - 7 SpeciesGnat bug
Gelastocoridae (Kirkaldy, 1897) - 2 SpeciesToad bugs
Geocoridae (Baerensprung, 1860) - 24 SpeciesBig-eyed Bugs
Gerridae (Leach, 1815) - 16 SpeciesWater spiders
Hebridae (Amyot & Serville, 1843) - 4 SpeciesVelvet water bugs
Heterogastridae (Stål, 1872) - 5 Species
Hydrometridae (Billberg, 1820) - 7 SpeciesWater measures
Joppeicidae (Reuter, 1910) - 1 Species
Largidae (Amyot & Serville, 1843) - 5 SpeciesBordered plant bugs
Leptopodidae (Amyot & Serville, 1843) - 2 SpeciesSpiny shore bugs
Lygaeidae (Schilling, 1829) - 156 SpeciesMilkweed bugs
Malcidae (Stål, 1865) - 2 Species
Mesoveliidae (Douglas & Scott, 1867) - 6 SpeciesWater treaders
Microphysidae (Dohrn, 1859) - 1 SpeciesMicrophysids
Miridae (Hahn, 1831) - 119 SpeciesGrass bugs
Nabidae (Costa, 1852) - 9 SpeciesDamsel bugs
Naucoridae (Leach, 1815) - 11 SpeciesCreeping water bugs
Nepidae (Latreille, 1802) - 11 SpeciesWater stick insects
Ninidae (Barber, 1956) - 2 Species
Notonectidae (Latreille, 1802) - 37 SpeciesGreater water boatman
Ochteridae (Kirkaldy, 1906) - 2 SpeciesVelvety shore bugs
Oxycarenidae (Stål, 1862) - 4 Species
Pachygronthidae (Stål, 1865) - 2 Species
Paraphrynovelidae - 2 Species
Pentatomidae (Leach, 1815) - 37 SpeciesTerrestrial turtle bugs
Plataspididae (Dallas, 1851) - 10 Species
Pleidae (Fieber, 1817) - 3 SpeciesPygmy backswimmers
Plokiophilidae (China, 1953) - 2 Species
Polyctenidae (Westwood, 1874) - 1 SpeciesBat bugs
Pyrrhocoridae (Dohrn, 1859) - 3 SpeciesCotton stainers
Reduviidae (Latreille, 1807) - 31 SpeciesAssassin bugs
Rhopalidae (Amyot & Serville, 1843) - 17 SpeciesScentless plant bugs
Rhyparochromidae (Amyot & Serville, 1843) - 40 SpeciesSeed bugs
Saldidae (Amyot & Serville, 1843) - 12 SpeciesShore bugs
Scutelleridae (Leach, 1815) - 7 SpeciesShield-backed bugs
Tessaratomidae (Stål, 1864) - 4 SpeciesTessaratomids
Thaumastocoridae (Kirkaldy, 1908) - 1 SpeciesRoyal palm bugs
Tingidae (Laporte, 1832) - 751 SpeciesLace bugs
Veliidae (Amyot & Serville, 1843) - 17 SpeciesSmaller water striders
55 Families with 1977 Species in Africa
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Taxonomy
ClassInsecta
Insects, True insects
SubclassPterygota
Winged insects
InfraclassNeoptera
Wing-folding insects
SuperorderParaneoptera
OrderHemiptera
Hemipterans, True bugs, Cicadas, Aphids, Hoppers, Allies, Bugs
SuborderHeteroptera
True bugs, Bugs, Gerrids
AuthorLatreille, 1810
 
Synonyms
Amphibicorizae
Geocorisae (Vervoort, 1949)
Geocorizae
Hydrocorizae

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