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Tribe Myodochini

Myodocha serripes? - Myodocha serripes Bug ID - Neopamera bilobata True Bug - Perigenes constrictus ? - Neopamera bilobata Pseudopachybrachius basalis Pseudopachybrachius basilis? - Pseudopachybrachius basalis Slaterobius insignis? - Slaterobius insignis Pseudopamera nitidula? - Pseudopamera
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
Explanation of Names
Myodochini Boitard 1827
ca. 70 spp. in 24 genera in our area(1), >320 spp. in 75 genera worldwide (the second largest tribe in the family; the numbers are expected to increase considerably in the future)(2)(3)
worldwide (most diverse in the New World) and throughout NA(2)
generally found on the ground or in litter under plants, but some spp. climb vegetation when mature seeds are available and others live above ground on weedy vegetation(4)
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.Zoological catalogue of Australia: Hemiptera: Heteroptera (Pentatomomorpha)
Cassis G., Gross G.F. 2002. CSIRO Publishing, 751 pp.
3.A phylogenetic revision of the true bug genus Heraeus (Hemiptera: Rhyparochromidae: Myodochini)...
Dellapé P.M, Melo M.C., Henry T.J. 2016. Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 177: 29–134.
4.New genus, new species and new records of Mexican Lygaeoidea (Hemiptera: Heteroptera)
Brailovsky H., Cervantes-Peredo L. 2011. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment 46: 197-201.