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Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
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: Pentatomomorpha
Superfamilia: Lygaeoidea

Familia: Blissidae
Genera: AradacratesAradademusArchaeodemusAtrademusAulacoblissusAustralodemusBarademusBarrerablissusBlissiellaBlissusBochrusCapodemusCaveleriusCaveloblissusChelochirusDentisblissusDimorphopterusExtarademusExtaramorphusGelastoblissusGeoblissusHasanobochrusHeinsiusHeteroblissusHowdenoblissusIphicratesIschnocorideaIschnodemusLemuriblissusLucerocorisMacchiademusMacropesMerinademusMicaredemusNapoblissusPatritiodemusPatritiusPirkimerusPraeblissusPraetorblissusProcellademusPropinquidemusPseudoblissusRamadademusReticulatodemusRiggiellaScansidemusScintillademusSlaterellusSpalacocorisTalpoblissusToonglasaWheelerodemusXenoblissus

Blissidae Stål, 1862


Slaterellinae Drake & Davis, 1959

Original reference

Stål, C. 1862: Synopsis Coreidum et Lygaeidum Sueciae (in Latin). Öfversigt af Kongl. Vetenskaps-Akademiens Förhandlingar 19: 203–225 (at p. 210.) [1]


Brailovsky, H. 2015. A new genus and species of Micropterous Blissidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Lygaeoidea) from Ecuador. Zootaxa 4028(4): 583–588. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4028.4.9. Preview (PDF) Reference page.
Brailovsky, H.; Barrera, E. 2012: A remarkable new Micropterous Blissidae (Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Lygaeoidea) from South America. Dtsch. Entomol. Z. 59(1): 43–45.[2]
Gao, C-Q.; Bu, W-J. 2010: A review of the Macropes Motschulsky (Hemiptera: Lygaeoidea: Blissidae) from China, with descriptions of three new species. Zootaxa 2366: 55–68. Preview
Slater, J.A. 1979: The systematics, phylogeny, and zoogeography of the Blissinae of the world (Hemiptera, Lygaeidae). Bulletin of the AMNH 165(1): 1-180 [3]Reference page.
Slater, J.A. and Brailovsky, H. 1983: Review of the Neotropical Genus Toonglasa (Hemiptera, Lygaeidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 76(3): 523–535 [4]
Slater, J.A. 1986: Aulacoblissus, a New Genus of Micropterous Blissinae from Venezuela (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae). Florida Entomologist 69(4): 661–665 [5]
Štys, P. 1991: First apterous genus and species of Lygaeidae: Blissinae (Heteroptera). Acta entomologica bohemoslovaca 88(3-4): 265-271. Full article (PDF) Reference page.

The Blissidae are a family in the Hemiptera (true bugs), comprising nearly 50 genera and 400 species.[2] The group has often been treated as a subfamily of the Lygaeidae but was resurrected as a full family by Thomas Henry (1997).[3]

The adult insects are elongate, typically four times as long as broad, and in some species, up to seven times. Short-winged forms are common in many species.

All the species feed on the sap of plants, mostly grasses, and most of the species live between the sheaths of leaves.[2] The most economically important species is the true chinch bug, Blissus leucopterus, a destructive pest of corn crops in the United States.
List of genera

These 54 genera of the family Blissidae are listed in the Lygaeoidea Species File:[4][2]

Aradacrates Slater & Wilcox, 1969
Aradademus Slater, 1967
Archaeodemus Slater, 1986
Atrademus Slater, 1967
Aulacoblissus Slater, 1986[5]
Australodemus Slater & Sweet, 1963
Barademus Slater, 1967
Barrerablissus Brailovsky, 2015
Blissiella Slater, 1967
Blissus Burmeister, 1835 (chinch bugs)
Bochrus Stal, 1861
Capodemus Slater & Sweet, 1972
Cavelerius Distant, 1903
Caveloblissus Slater & Wilcox, 1968
Chelochirus Spinola, 1839
Dentisblissus Slater, 1961
Dimorphopterus Stal, 1872
Extarademus Slater & Wilcox, 1966
Extaramorphus Slater, Ashlock & Wilcox, 1969
Gelastoblissus Slater & Wilcox, 1969
Hasanobochrus Ghauri, 1982
Heinsius Distant, 1901
Heteroblissus Barber, 1954
Howdenoblissus Stys, 1991[6]
Iphicrates Distant, 1904
Ischnocoridea Horvath, 1892
Ischnodemus Fieber, 1837
Lemuriblissus Slater, 1967
Lucerocoris Slater, 1968
Macchiademus Slater & Wilcox, 1973
Macropes Motschulsky, 1859
Merinademus Slater, 1967
Micaredemus Slater, 1967
Napoblissus Brailovsky & Barrera, 2012[7]
Patritiodemus Slater & Ahmad, 1971
Patritius Distant, 1901
Pirkimerus Distant, 1904
Praeblissus Barber, 1949
Praetorblissus Slater, 1966
Procellademus Slater & Wilcox, 1966
Propinquidemus Slater, 1986
Pseudoblissus Slater, 1979
Ramadademus Slater, 1967
Reticulatodemus Slater & Wilcox, 1966
Riggiella Kormilev, 1949
Scansidemus Slater & Wilcox, 1969
Scintillademus Slater, 1968
Slaterellus Drake & Davis, 1959
Spalacocoris Stal, 1874
Talpoblissus Slater & Wilcox, 1973
Toonglasa Distant, 1893[8]
Tympanoblissus Dellapé & Minghetti, 2020
Wheelerodemus Henry & Sweet, 2015
Xenoblissus Barber, 1954

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Stål, C. (1862). "Synopsis Coreidum et Lygaeidum Sueciae". Öfversigt Af Kongliga Vetenskaps-Akademiens Förhandlingar. 19. p. 212.
Slater, J.A. (1979). "The systematics, phylogeny, and zoogeography of the Blissinae of the world (Hemiptera, Lygaeidae)". Bulletin of the AMNH. 165 (1): 1–180. hdl:2246/1076.
Henry, T.J. (1997). "Phylogenetic analysis of family groups within the infraorder Pentatomomorpha (Hemiptera: Heteroptera), with emphasis on the Lygaeoidea". Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 90 (3): 275–301. doi:10.1093/aesa/90.3.275.
Dellapé, Pablo M.; Henry, Thomas J. (2021). "family Blissidae Stål, 1862". Lygaeoidea Species File. Retrieved 2021-10-04.
Slater, J.A. (1986). "Aulacoblissus, a New Genus of Micropterous Blissinae from Venezuela (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae)". Florida Entomologist. 69 (4): 661–665. doi:10.2307/3495210. JSTOR 3495210.
Štys, P. (1991). "First apterous genus and species of Lygaeidae: Blissinae (Heteroptera)". Acta Entomologica Bohemoslovaca. 88 (3–4): 265–271.
Brailovsky, H.; Barrera, E. (2012). "A remarkable new Micropterous Blissidae (Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Lygaeoidea) from South America". Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift. 59 (1): 43–45.
Slater, J.A.; Brailovsky, H. (1983). "Review of the Neotropical Genus Toonglasa (Hemiptera, Lygaeidae)" (PDF). Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 76 (3): 523–535. doi:10.1093/aesa/76.3.523. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-12-22. Retrieved 2014-12-16.

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