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Species Myodocha serripes - Long-necked Seed Bug

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Infraorder Pentatomomorpha
Superfamily Lygaeoidea
Family Rhyparochromidae (Dirt-colored Seed Bugs)
Subfamily Rhyparochrominae
Tribe Myodochini
Genus Myodocha (Long-necked Seed Bugs)
Species serripes (Long-necked Seed Bug)
Explanation of Names
Myodocha serripes Olivier 1811
serripes - Latin for 'saw foot' (1)
Only 2 species in the genus (2) (the other species. endemic to FL)
8-10 mm
overwinters in woodlands, migrating to fields in spring/summer; adults attracted to lights
"whole season" in NC (3); leaf litter in early spring; fields and artificial lights in summer
Seeds of strawberry and St. John's wort. Sometimes a pest of strawberries.
Life Cycle
Two generations per year; overwinters as adult in leaf litter or under bark of trees in woodlands
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.
3.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.