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1 July 2002 Parastrachiinae (Hemiptera: Cydnidae) Raised to Family Level
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Parastrachia, with its two species P. japonensis (Scott) and P. nagaensis Distant, has been placed as a subfamily (Parastrachiinae) in Cydnidae. Those who placed it there [C. W. Schaefer, Dolling, W. R., and S. Tachikawa. 1988, The shieldbug genus Parastrachia and its position within the Pentatomoidea (Insecta: Hemiptera). Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 93: 283–311] expressed their doubts at the time. We confirm those doubts after comparing Parastrachia with several pentatomoid groups, including Pentatomidae and Cydnidae. We conclude that the genus warrants family-level rank, as Parastrachiidae Oshanin, 1922.

Merrill H. Sweet and Carl W. Schaefer "Parastrachiinae (Hemiptera: Cydnidae) Raised to Family Level," Annals of the Entomological Society of America 95(4), 441-448, (1 July 2002). https://doi.org/10.1603/0013-8746(2002)095[0441:PHCRTF]2.0.CO;2
Received: 15 October 2001; Accepted: 1 February 2002; Published: 1 July 2002
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