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Genus Prepops

Plant bug - Prepops insitivus Black and red mirid - Prepops What's this bug? - Prepops bivittis Miridae? - Prepops Prepops insitivus? - Prepops insitivus unknown bug - Prepops Black and Yellow Hemipteran - Prepops insitivus Prepops
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 Cimicomorpha
Superfamily Miroidea
Family Miridae (Plant Bugs)
Subfamily Mirinae
Tribe Resthenini
Genus Prepops
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Platytylellus Reuter
Explanation of Names
Prepops Reuter 1905
22 spp. in our area(1), ~200 spp. total(2)
Adult: mostly black with small amounts of bright color (red, yellow) on pronotum and/or head, scutellum, hemelytra.
The genus is in need of revision, and species identification, esp. from photos, is problematic due particularly to extensive color variation. (M.D. Schwartz, pers. comm. to =v=)
Americas(2); in our area, most apparently east of the Rockies(3)
woodlands, edges