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Genus Ptochiomera

Dirt-colored seed bug - Ptochiomera nodosa Ptochiomera nodosa? - Ptochiomera nodosa Ptochiomera nodosa Ptochiomera nodosa Ptochiomera nodosa Pennsylvania True Bug for ID - Ptochiomera nodosa Pennsylvania True Bug for ID - Ptochiomera nodosa Dirt-colored Seed Bug (?) - Ptochiomera nodosa
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 Pentatomomorpha
Superfamily Lygaeoidea
Family Rhyparochromidae (Dirt-colored Seed Bugs)
Subfamily Rhyparochrominae
Tribe Myodochini
Genus Ptochiomera
Explanation of Names
Ptochiomera Say 1831(1)(2) (1832 in ITIS)
'feeble femur', may refer to profemora not being swollen, unlike in most myodochines
Numbers
A single species in our area(3)
Identification
Antennae swollen, A3 has the greatest diameter(1)
See Also
Sisamnes (antennae highly swollen, but A4 is the widest)(1)
Works Cited
1.A Generic Level Revision and Cladistic Analysis of the Myodochini of the World
Harrington, B. Jane. 1980. American Museum of Natural History.
2.The Lygaeidae of Florida (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae).
Slater & Baranowski. 1990. Florida Dept. of Ag. and Consumer Services, Gainesville. xv + 211 pp.
3.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.