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Lygaeoidea Species FileTaxonomic database of the world’s seed bugs, stilt bugs, chinch bugs, big-eyed bugs and relatives
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The Lygaeoidea Species File (LSF) is a taxonomic database of the world’s seed bugs, stilt bugs, chinch bugs, big-eyed bugs and relatives, both living and fossil. It has full taxonomic and synonymic information for all taxa, with complete taxonomic references, and images, specimen records and other useful resources are constantly being added.

The core purpose of the LSF is to provide a resource that makes research on the group more efficient as well as to cover the needs of policy-makers, environmental managers and the wider public for a consistent and up-to-date classification of the world’s Lygaeoidea species.


Pablo M. Dellapé, División Entomología, Museo de La Plata, Argentina ORCID

Thomas J. Henry, Systematic Entomology Laboratory, ARS, USDA c/o National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC ORCID

David C. Eades*, (Historical) Principal Database Developer Illinois Natural History Survey

An * after someone’s name denotes a past contributor, now inactive.

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Find out more on this new public version of LSF. Learn how to collaborate with the project. Contact information, technical details, and more are available at About


August 2023 - Welcome to Our New Lygaeoidea Species File Website. Please enjoy these new ways to access our Lygaeoidea data. We look forward to your insights, participation, use of our data, and your contributions.