Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A family of heteropterous insects, of the group Geocores or land-bugs, remarkable for their size and grotesque shapes, and abounding chiefly in tropical regions. Their technical characters are 4-jointed antenna-, a small triangular scutellum, and numerous hemelytral nervures. Diactor (Anisoscelis) bilineatus of Brazil has singular foliaceous appendages of the posterior tibial joints. The species of temperate regions are comparatively small and inconspicuous. The Coreidæ are divided into 6 subfamilies, Anisoscelinæ, Coreinæ, Discogastrarinæ, Alydinæ, Leptocorisinæ, and Pseudophlæinæ. Also Corcoda, Coreodes.
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