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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: Coleorrhyncha
Superfamilia: Peloridioidea

Familia: Peloridiidae
Genera: Hemiodoecus
Species (3): H. acutus – H. crassus – H. leai
Source(s) of checklist:
Checklist based uncritically on Burckhardt (2009)

Hemiodoecus China, 1924: 199

Gender: [Masculine]
Type species: Hemiodoecus leai China, 1924
Fixation: Original designation
ZooBank: [No record]


Burckhardt, D.B. 2009: Taxonomy and phylogeny of the Gondwanan moss bugs or Peloridiidae (Hemiptera, Coleorrhyncha). Deutsche entomologische Zeitschrift, 56(2): 173–235. DOI: 10.1002/mmnd.200900019 Paywall. Reference page.
China, W.E. 1924. A new genus of Peloridiidae (Hemiptera) from Tasmania. Entomologist's monthly magazine 60: 199–203. Reference page.

Hemiodoecus is a genus of moss bug. It was first identified from a northwestern Tasmania specimen by William Edward China in 1924, and Hemiodoecus leai became the type species. In 1982, Evans concluded that Hemiodoecus was, of known genera, the earliest evolved Australian genus of the Peloridiidae, based upon morphology and distribution. He further suggested that it gave rise to the genera Hemiowoodwardia and Hackeriella, both of which he had originally classified as Hemiodoecus.

Accepted species

Hemiodoecus crassus Burckhardt, 2009 Australia
Hemiodoecus acutus Burckhardt, 2009 Australia
Hemiodoecus leai China, 1924 Tasmania

Other species named

Hemiodoecus donnae Woodward, 1956 is a junior synonym of Hemiodoecellus fidefis
Hemiodoecus fidefis Evans is now Hemiodoecellus fidefis
Hemiodoecus veitchi Hacker, 1932 is now Hackeriella veitchi
Hemiodoecus wilsoni Evans, 1936 is now Hemiowoodwardia wilsoni

"Hemiodoecus" at the Encyclopedia of Life
Burckhardt, Daniel (2009). "Taxonomy and phylogeny of the Gondwanan moss bugs or Peloridiidae (Hemiptera, Coleorrhyncha)". Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift. 56 (2): 173–235. doi:10.1002/mmnd.200900019.
China, William Edward (1924). "A new genus of Peloridiidae (Hemiptera) from Tasmania". Entomologist's Monthly Magazine. 60: 199–203.
China, William Edward (1932). "On the occurrence of the peloridiid genus Hemiodoecus in Queensland". Annals and Magazine of Natural History. 10 (10): 392–395. doi:10.1080/00222933208673587.
Evans, John William (1982). "A review of present knowledge of the family Peloridiidae and new genera and new species from New Zealand and New Caledonia (Hemiptera: Insecta)" (PDF). Records of the Australian Museum. 34 (5): 381–406. doi:10.3853/j.0067-1975.34.1982.296. Archived (PDF) from the original on 5 December 2011.
Helmsing, I. W.; China, William Edward (1937). "On the biology and ecology of Hemiodoecus veitchi Hacker". Annals and Magazine of Natural History. 19 (10): 473–489. doi:10.1080/00222933708655289.
Müller, H. J. (1951). "Uber die intrazellulare symbiose der Peloridiidae Hemiodoecus fidefis Evans und ihre steliung unter den Homopterensymbiosen". Zoologischer Anzeiger. 146: 150–167.
Myers, John Golding; China, William Edward (1929). "The systematic position of the Peloridiidae as elucidated by a further study of the external anatomy of Hemiodoecus leadi China". Annals and Magazine of Natural History. 105 (3): 282–294. doi:10.1080/00222932908672971.
Woodward, Thomas E. (1956). "On Australian and New Zealand Peloridiidae (Homoptera: Coleorrhyncha)". Papers of the Department of Entomology University of Queensland. 1 (3): 31–56.

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