Professor of Zoology
Charles University, Czech Republic
I am not
particularly focused on the Pentatomoidea. This superfamily represents
for me one of the distinct clades of Heteroptera (although, in my opinion,
with still unsufficiently corroborated monophyly), which must be included in
any comparative study of true bugs. As such I am concerned with
pentatomoids in the following studies: 1) infraorder and family level
phylogeny and higher classification of the Heteroptera; 2) architecture,
venation and articulation of wings in the Hemiptera (jointly with J.
Kukalová-Peck); 3) attitudes of passerine birds towards the red-and-black
warning coloured complex of European Heteroptera (jointly with A. Exnerová,
J. Zrzavý and others); and 4) antipredatory
defenses in Heteroptera (jointly with A. Exnerová).
Department of Zoology
Viničná 7, 128 44 Praha 2
A new group of pentatomids, the arrow-headed bugs, from Australia and its
enigmatic morphology (mainly head, stylet bundle, labium, stridulation
mechanisms in larvae [different from that of adults]).
A new subfamily of Urostylididae from Madagascar
Sexual dimorphism in cephalic morphology of the Pentatomoidea, and its
Breakup of customary diagnostic characters in some higher pentatomoid taxa
Larval anatomy of Ceratozygum (Cyrtocoridae).
Johansen, A. I., A. Exnerová, K. H. Svádová, P. Štys, G. Gamberale-Stille, and
B. S. Tullberg. 2010. Adaptive change in protective coloration in adult striated
shieldbugs Graphosoma lineatum (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae): Test of
detectability of two colour forms by avian predators. Ecological Entomology
35(5):602-610. [computer copy]
David A. Rider
Professor of Entomology
North Dakota State University
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