Shcherbakov D.E. 2010. The earliest true bugs and aphids from the Middle Triassic of France (Hemiptera) // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.19. No.3: 179–182 [in English].

Borissiak Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Profsoyuznaya ul. 123, 117647 Moscow, Russia.

KEY WORDS: true bugs, aphids, Heteroptera, Nepomorpha, Naucoridae, Potamocoridae, Helotrephidae, Triassocoridae, Homoptera, Aphidomorpha, Palaeoaphidoidea, Creaphididae, fossil, first records, Mesozoic, Triassic, Anisian, France, Vosges.

Abstract. The earliest fossil records of true bugs and aphids are described from the earliest Middle Triassic of France. The water bug Arlecoris louisi gen. et sp.n. (Arlecorinae subfam.n.) is assigned to Naucoroidea and provisionally included into the Triassic family Triassocoridae. The aphid Leaphis prima gen. et sp.n. (Leaphidinae subfam.n.) is placed into the Triassic family Creaphididae; subfamily Triassoaphidinae stat.n. is assigned to this family as well.

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