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Genus Ceratocapsus

Plant Bug - Ceratocapsus Plant Bug - Ceratocapsus Red plant bug - Ceratocapsus Unknown Miridae - Ceratocapsus Mirini? - Ceratocapsus Plant Bug - Ceratocapsus setosus - female Biting Bug - Ceratocapsus Plant Bug - Ceratocapsus - female
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 Orthotylinae
Tribe Ceratocapsini
Genus Ceratocapsus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
At least 4 species groups, each deserving generic status. The lutescens group* (23 spp.) will remain here while other groups will be moved to other genera.(1)
*Distinguished from other Ceratocapsus by impunctate dorsum (sometimes appearing finely punctured or alutaceous), the finely pubescent membrane (thickly clothed with simple microsetae which appear as a fine scale-like covering), and male genitalia.(1)
Explanation of Names
Ceratocapsus Reuter 1876
~70 spp. in our area, ~140 total(2)
A3 and A4 are nearly equal in thickness to A2 and the wings have no distinct pollinose, silvery bands(3)
Some are predominantly orange or red; others are dark, with or without pale patches.
so. Canada to Venezuela (map)