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Species Mormidea pictiventris

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 Pentatomoidea
Family Pentatomidae (Stink Bugs)
Subfamily Pentatominae
Tribe Carpocorini
Genus Mormidea
No Taxon (subgenus Mormidea)
Species pictiventris (Mormidea pictiventris)
Explanation of Names
Mormidea pictiventris Stål 1862
Identification
Differing from M. pama as follows: pale narrow border margin along anterolateral margin of pronotum usually even, not intruding between anterior and humeral angles. Narrow band along margin of connexiva entirely pale, not formed by pale area on each segment arching mesad between sutures. (1)
Range
possibly southern TX (1) / Mex. to Colombia & Venezuela - Map (2)(3), apparently no confirmed US records.
Remarks
This species has been thoroughly confused with Mormidea pama Rolston 1978, to which records from Florida and the West Indies apply. (1)
See Also
Mormidea pama always has that little white spot or ingression at the middle of the white anterolateral pronotal margin. - (Don Thomas, pers. comm. to MAQ, 2019)
- FL, plus rarely TX & NM
Det. M. A. Quinn, 2019
Print References
Distant, W.L. (1880-1893) Biologia Centrali-Americana: Insecta. Rhynchota. Hemiptera-Heteroptera. Vol I: Tab. 5, Fig. 11.
Works Cited
1.A revision of the genus Mormidea (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)
Rolston L.H. J. N.Y. Ent. Soc. 86: 161-219.
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.
3.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)