Family THYREOCORIDAE Amyot & Serville, 1843 – negro-bugs
The family for a long time has been treated as a subfamily within the Cydnidae. At present it has a family rank and it includes two subfamilies, namely Thyreocorinae (Old World) and Corimelaeninae (New World). The subfamily Thyreocorinae comprises only three genera (Thyreocoris Schrank, Strombosoma Amyot & Serville, and Carrabas Distant) with eight species, whereas Corimelaeninae includes approximately nine genera with 200 species.
World revision: McAtte & Malloch, 1933. Palaearctic catalogue: J.A. Lis, 2006d. Systematic position: Ahmad & Moizuddin, 1982.