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Species Ozophora picturata

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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 Ozophorini
Genus Ozophora
Species picturata (Ozophora picturata)
Explanation of Names
Ozophora picturata Uhler 1871
6 mm
Basal part of antennomere 4 white(1). The easiest recognition feature for FL specimens is the distinct crimson streak along the posterior portion of each apical corial margin.(2)
US (e. half & across the south) & ON(3)
Forests, especially oak-hickory woodlands
Summer in northern states, but year-round in the south
Works Cited
1.How to Know the True Bugs
Slater, James A., and Baranowski, Richard M. 1978. Wm. C. Brown Company.
2.The genus Ozophora in Florida (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae)
Slater, James A. and Baranowski, Richard M. 1983. Florida Entomological Society.
3.Twenty three true bug state records for Arkansas, with two for Ohio, U.S.A.
Chordas S.W., Tumlison R., Robison H.W., Kremers J. 2011. J. Arkansas Acad. Sci. 65: 153-159.