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Species Halticotoma valida - Yucca Plant Bug

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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 Bryocorinae
Tribe Eccritotarsini
Genus Halticotoma
Species valida (Yucca Plant Bug)
Other Common Names
Yucca Bug
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: Townsend, 1892
Explanation of Names
valid - Latin for 'strong' (1)
Numbers
5 spp. n. of Mex. (2)
Other spp. only listed for AZ (3) or WA (1)...
Identification

Immature and adult Yucca Plant Bugs
Det. M. A. Quinn, 2013
Range
e US to CA (CA-FL-DE-NE) (2)
Food
Yucca spp. - Agavaceae
Distribution of various spp. - USDA Plants Profile
Remarks
Type Locality: NM
Print References
Wheeler Jr., A.G. 1976. Yucca plant bug, Halticotoma valida: authorship, distribution, host plants, and notes on biology. Florida Entomologist 59: 71–75.
Internet References
Photo - Ohio State Univ.
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.