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.
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