Special Issue "Heteroptera: Biodiversity, Evolution, Taxonomy and Conservation, 2nd Edition"

A special issue of Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818). This special issue belongs to the section "Animal Diversity".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 123

Special Issue Editors

Public Health Entomology Lab, Public Health Faculty, University of São Paulo, São Paulo 01000, Brazil
Interests: Reduviidae; Triatominae vectors; integrative taxonomy; morphology; systematic; biodiversity
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Diptera Laboratory, Oswaldo Cruz Institute (Fiocruz), Rio de Janeiro 21040, Brazil
Interests: Culicidae; Reduviidae; taxonomy; systematic
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The diversity of life in Heteroptera is amazing. They are part of the most successful group of non-holometabolic insects. The relationship between Gerromorpha, Nepomorpha, Leptopodomorpha, Cimicomorpha, and Pentatomomorpha is more advanced and improving, but any progress within Enicocephalomorpha and Dipsocoromorpha is lagging behind. Integrative taxonomy and molecular systematics have contributed dramatically to speeding up the generation and testing of hypotheses. Given the fascinating natural history of Heteropterans and their status as model organisms for evolutionary studies, the integration of different areas such as cladistics, analyzed in a broader biogeographic and evolutionary context, deserves increased attention. For this reason, we are accepting review articles as well as primary research articles that include original data and high-quality analysis on taxonomy, morphology, ecology, and molecular biology, as well as omics (genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, transcriptomics), covering organisms from all Heteroptera infraorders. This Special Issue aims to provide a basic resource for researchers who are interested in the systematic knowledge of biodiversity in Heteroptera, whether at the level of a specific group or at the level of families, contributing to their evolution, as well as the knowledge of biodiversity and conservation.

This Special Issue aims to address the important gap in knowledge associated with the biological, systematic, taxonomic, and evolutionary processes related to Heteroptera. Our goal is to compile and publish scientific articles from prominent research groups in this Special Issue to help broaden our understanding on issues related to diversity and biodiversity.

We welcome authors to submit a wide range of manuscripts that model groups present in Heteroptera. Potential topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Phylogenetics, phylogenomics and systematics of groups present in Heteroptera;
  • Evolutionary ecology, including studies related to the speciation and hybridization of groups present in Heteroptera;
  • Evolutionary and population genetics of groups present in Heteroptera;
  • Genomics, epigenomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, and phenomics of insect vectors;
  • Taxonomy assignments and review of groups present in Heteroptera.

Dr. Jader de Oliveira
Dr. Hélcio Reinaldo Gil-Santana
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Diversity is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • integrative taxonomy
  • biodiversity and conservation
  • biogeographical patterns
  • evolutionary biology
  • medically important groups
  • groups of economic importance
  • genetic diversity
  • phylogenetics and phylogeography
  • morphological and molecular taxonomy

Published Papers

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