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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Paraneoptera
Superordo: Condylognatha
Ordo: Hemiptera
Subordo: Heteroptera
Infraordo: Enicocephalomorpha
Superfamilia: Enicocephaloidea

Familia: Aenictopecheidae
Subfamiliae (4): Aenictopecheinae - Maoristolinae - Murphyanellinae - Nymphocorinae
Overview of genera (11)



Aenictopecheidae is a rare family of insects occurring worldwide but containing only a few species, including a single American species, Boreostolus americanus. This species lives under large, flat stones and sandy substrates along mountain streams in Oregon, Washington, and Colorado. It is 5 mm long and occurs in both the macropterous and brachypterous condition. It is assumed to be predaceous.[1]


Aenictocoris Woodward, 1956
Aenictopechys Breddin, 1905
Australostolus Stys, 1980
Boreostolus Wygodzinsky & Stys, 1970
Gamostolus Bergroth, 1927
Lomagostus Villiers, 1958
Maoristolus Woodward, 1956
Murphyanella Wygodzinsky & Stys, 1982
Nymphocoris Woodward, 1956
Timahocoris Wygodzinsky & Stys, 1982
Tornocrusus Kritsky, 1977


Triplehorn, C. and Johnson, N.: "Borror and DeLong's Introduction to the Study of Insects, 7th Ed.", page 288. Brooks/Cole, 2005.

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