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Species Ptochiomera nodosa

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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 Pentatomomorpha
Superfamily Lygaeoidea
Family Rhyparochromidae (Dirt-colored Seed Bugs)
Subfamily Rhyparochrominae
Tribe Myodochini
Genus Ptochiomera
Species nodosa (Ptochiomera nodosa)
Explanation of Names
Ptochiomera nodosa Say 1832
Size
3-3.5 mm(1)
Range
e US, Mexico(1)
Habitat
temporary habitats (roadsides, parking lots)(1)
Season
Jan-Mar in NC(2)
Food
seeds of Rumex, Agropyron repens, Plantago, Euphorbia maculata(1)
Life Cycle
2 generations a year; adults overwinter(1)
Works Cited
1.The Lygaeidae of Florida (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae).
Slater & Baranowski. 1990. Florida Dept. of Ag. and Consumer Services, Gainesville. xv + 211 pp.
2.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.