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Superregnum: Eukaryota
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: Pyrrhocoroidea

Familia: Pyrrhocoridae
Genus: Dindymus
Subgenera (5): Anthridindymus – Cornidindymus – Dindymus – Limadindymus – Pseudodindymus
Overview of species (77)

D. fecialis – D. pulcher – D. rubiginosus – D. sandakan – D. versicolor – ...

Dindymus Stål, 1861

Dindymus versicolor from CSIRO

Dindymus versicolor

Primary references

Stål 1861: Ofvers. VetensAkad. Förh. Stockholm, 18, 196.

Additional references

Stehlík, J.L. 2007: Two new species and new records of Pyrrhocoroidea from Laos (Heteroptera). Acta Musei Moraviae Scientiae Biologicae, 92(1-2): 131–136. [not seen]
Stehlík, J.L. 2009: Pseudodindymus, a new subgenus of Dindymus (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pyrrhocoridae) from the Oriental Region. Zootaxa, 2010: 1–15. Abstract & excerpt
Stehlík, J.L.; Jindra, Z. 2006: Five new species of the genus Dindymus (Heteroptera: Pyrrhocoridae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 46: 21–30. PDF Reference page.
Stehlík, J.L.; Jindra, Z. 2007: Five new species of the genus Dindymus Stal from New Guinea (Pyrrhocoridae, Heteroptera). Mainzer Naturwissenschaftliches Archiv Beiheft, 31: 145–152. [not seen]
Stehlík, J.L.; Jindra, Z. 2008: New taxa of the Largidae and Pyrrhocoridae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) from the Oriental Region. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 48(2): 611–648. PDF Reference page.


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Nomenclator Zoologicus

Dindymus is Old World genus of true bugs in the family Pyrrhocoridae. They are often confused with bugs in the family Lygaeidae, but can be distinguished by the lack of ocelli on the head.
Dindymus pulcher mating (Sarawak)

BioLib[1] lists:

subgenus Cornidindymus Stehlík, 2005

Dindymus abdominalis Distant, 1914
Dindymus griseus Stehlík, 2006
Dindymus straeleni Schouteden, 1933

subgenus Dindymus Stål, 1861

Dindymus albicornis (Fabricius, 1803)
Dindymus albomarginatus Stehlík, 2007
Dindymus brevis Blöte, 1931
Dindymus chinensis Stehlík & Jindra, 2006
Dindymus croesus Distant, 1914
Dindymus decisus Walker, 1873
Dindymus decolor Breddin, 1900
Dindymus flavipennis Blöte, 1931
Dindymus lanius Stål, 1863
Dindymus medogensis S.L. Liu, 1981
Dindymus punctithorax Stehlík, 2006
Dindymus pyrochrous (Boisduval, 1835)
Dindymus rubiginosus (Fabricius, 1787)
Dindymus sanguineus (Fabricius, 1794)

subgenus Limadindymus Stehlík, 2005

Dindymus brunneus (Stehlík, 2005)
Dindymus dispersus Stehlík, 2006
Dindymus kotheae (Stehlík, 2005)
Dindymus montanellus (Stehlík, 2005)
Dindymus riedeli (Stehlík, 2005)
Dindymus schoenitzeri (Stehlík, 2005)

subgenus Pseudodindymus Stehlík, 2009

Dindymus sandakan Stehlík, 2010

incertae sedis

Dindymus amboinensis (Fabricius, 1803)
Dindymus basifer Walker, 1873
Dindymus bifurcatus Stehlík & Jindra, 2006
Dindymus bougainvillensis Stehlík, 2006
Dindymus circumcinctus Stål, 1863
Dindymus constanti Stehlík & Jindra, 2006
Dindymus dembickyi Stehlík, 2006
Dindymus fecialis Stål, 1863
Dindymus flammeolus (Distant, 1901)
Dindymus kokadanus Stehlík, 2006
Dindymus lautereri Stehlík, 2006
Dindymus malayensis Stehlík, 2006
Dindymus minutus Blöte, 1933
Dindymus nitidicollis Stehlík, 2006
Dindymus pectoralis Schmidt, 1932
Dindymus pulcher Stal, 1863[2]
Dindymus rubriventris Stehlík, 2006
Dindymus talaudensis Stehlík & Jindra, 2006
Dindymus thunbergi Stål, 1856.
Dindymus ventralis Mayr, 1866
Dindymus versicolor (Herrich-Schaeffer, 1853)
Dindymus webbi Stehlík, 2006
Dindymus wynigerae Stehlík & Jindra, 2006

Several species in the genus are beneficial predators, including D. rubiginosus, D. pulcher. and D. pyrochrous, but one species (D. versicolor) is a minor plant pest.[3]
References genus Dindymus Stål, 1861 (retrieved 25 October 2021)
NCBI: Dindymus pulcher Stal, 1863
Jackson, R.R. & Barrion, A. (2004) Heteropteran predation on terrestrial gastropods. Chapter 9 (p. 484) in Barker, G.M. (ed.) Natural enemies of terrestrial molluscs. CABI Publishing.

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