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Species Lopidea major

Lopidea major Knight - Lopidea major Lopidea major Knight - Lopidea major Red mountain laurel mirid (Lopidea major) - Lopidea major Red mountain laurel mirid (Lopidea major) - Lopidea major Red mountain laurel mirid (Lopidea major) - Lopidea major Red mountain laurel mirid (Lopidea major) - Lopidea major Red mountain laurel mirid (Lopidea major) - Lopidea major
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 Orthotylini
Genus Lopidea
Species major (Lopidea major)
Other Common Names
Red Mountain Laurel Mirid
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: Knight 1918
Syn: Lopidea texana Knight 1918
Numbers
*Huge* genus (1)
Size
Holotype: Length 7.3 mm., width 2.57 mm (Knight 1918)
Range
Texas (1)
Season
Present only in the spring (the early nymphs start to appear at the beginning of March) (ABC, Miridae)
Food
Texas Mountain Laurel (Sophora secundiflora) (ABC, Miridae)
Host range in TX - USDA Plants Database
Life Cycle
These bugs are very gregarious and often disfigure a lot of leaves on the trees when they feed. However, they don't seem to affect the health of the plants in spite of their numbers. (ABC, Miridae)
Remarks
Holotype: May 5, 1896, San Antonio, [Bexar Co.], Texas (Marlatt); Cornell University Collection. (Knight 1918)
Print References
Knight, H.H. 1918. Old and New Species of Lopidea from the United States (Hemip., Miridae). Entomological News, 29: 210-216. Full Text
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.