In 1979 I wrote The Phylogeny and Biogeography of the Cimicoidea (Insecta: Hemiptera) as part of my Master's thesis at the University of Connecticut. This began as a study of the Plokiophilidae, and expanded from there.
A pdf file of this thesis is available here. Thesis
A fairly complete bibliography of the Cimicoidea to 1979 is also available. Bibliography
Caveat: The thesis contains descriptions of three new species of Plokiophilidae and some new subspecies. These descriptions were never formally published, and the names do not have priority. I believe that the species I called Embiophila rossi has since been described by Carpintero (2005) as Embiophila maesi.
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Keywords: systematics cimicoidea cimicomorpha Cimicidae Anthocoridae Plokiphilidae Polyctenidae Embiophila Plokiophila Lasiochilinae Lyctocorini Lyctocoridae Xylocorini Almeidini Durfouriellini Scolopina Calliodina Blaptostethini Oriini Anthocorini phylogeny cladogram omphalophore _______________________________________________________________________
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