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Species Mormidea lugens

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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 Pentatomoidea
Family Pentatomidae (Stink Bugs)
Subfamily Pentatominae
Tribe Carpocorini
Genus Mormidea
Species lugens (Mormidea lugens)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
our only representative of the subgenus Melanochila Stål 1872
Explanation of Names
Mormidea lugens (Fabricius 1775)
5.0-7.2 mm(1)
A small stinkbug, recognized by the bronzy coloration and white boundary around the scutellum(2)
Andrew Meeds reared this 5th instar to this adult
e NA (NS-FL to MB-WY-TX); Mexico, W. Indies(3)(4)
Associated with grasses(2) but also found on many other plants(1)
3.iv-2.xi in ne. NA(1)
Life Cycle
Overwinters as adults(1)
Parasitized by the tachinid Cylindromyia lobata and used as nest provisions by the wasps Bicyrtes ventralis and B. fodiens(1)
Works Cited
1.The Pentatomoidea (Hemiptera) of Northeastern North America
J.E. McPherson. 1982. Southern Illinois University Press.
2.How to Know the True Bugs
Slater, James A., and Baranowski, Richard M. 1978. Wm. C. Brown Company.
3.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.
4.The Heteroptera (Hemiptera) of North Dakota I: Pentatomomorpha: Pentatomoidea
Rider D.A. 2012. Great Lakes Entomologist 45: 312-380.