Practically the only keys for determining the genera of our Pentatomidae are those of Stál. These cover only certain divisions of the family, and even in these divisions many recently established genera are not included. His works are, moreover, usually not accessible except to the special student of the Heteroptera, and even when accessible, the fact that they deal with a fauna much more extended than our own, makes them too cumbersome for the ready use of the general student. For these reasons it is thought that a key limited to our fauna and brought up to date may be a convenience.
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Summers, H. E.
"A Generic Synopsis of the Nearctic Pentatomidea,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 6(1), 40-46.
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