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Species Ceratocapsus nigellus

Ceratocapsus sp. - Ceratocapsus nigellus Ceratocapsus sp. - Ceratocapsus nigellus bug - Ceratocapsus nigellus bug - Ceratocapsus nigellus Ceratocapsus nigellus Ceratocapsus nigellus Knight - Ceratocapsus nigellus - female Plant Bug - Ceratocapsus nigellus Plant Bug - Ceratocapsus nigellus
Classification
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
Species nigellus (Ceratocapsus nigellus)
Explanation of Names
Ceratocapsus nigellus Knight, 1923
nigellus (L). 'black, dark' (1)
Size
4.5 mm
Identification
Recognized among species of Ceratocapsus lutescens group by:
1) Clavus and middle of corium clothed with silky or tomentose pubescence intermixed with simple, erect, semierect or pilose setae;
2) Dorsum with only shorter, more recumbent setae; and
3) Length 4.5 mm or more, general color fuscous to black, head often paler with a reddish tinge, antennae dark reddish brown to fuscous. (2)

"Resembles dark forms of modestus but readily distinguished by the type of pubescence; scutellum, and basal half of hemelytra bearing closely appressed, sericeous or scale-like pubescence." (3)
Range
e US (OK-GA-NY-MN) (4),(BG data)
Season
May-Jun (BG data)
Food
Carya sp., Quercus sp. (2)
See Also
C. modestus
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Review of the Ceratocapsus lutescens group, with descriptions of seven new species from the eastern United States
Henry, Thomas J. 1979. The Entomological Society of Washington.
3.The Hemiptera or sucking insects of Connecticut - Family Miridae (Capsidae)
Knight, Harry, H. 1923. State of Connecticut Geological and Natural History Survey.
4.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.