General Catalogue of the Hemiptera, Fascicle 3: Pyrrhocoridae
Northampton, Massachussetts, USA
Gmelin (1790:2178) listed Cimex lunaris, and cited Cimex lunatus Fabricius (1787:302, species # 237). Since Fabricius used the same name for another species in the same work (1787:289), Gmelin's change is taken to be a replacement or substitute name. Unfortunately, both species have gone by Cimex lunatus and Lygaeus lunatus in older literature, although they are now in different families (Largidae & Coreidae)
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