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Species Myodocha serripes - Long-necked Seed Bug

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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 Myodochini
Genus Myodocha (Long-necked Seed Bugs)
Species serripes (Long-necked Seed Bug)
Explanation of Names
Myodocha serripes Olivier 1811
serripes = 'saw-footed'
8-10 mm
e NA (QC-ME-FL to ON-CO-NM)(1)
overwinters in woodlands, migrating to fields in spring/summer; adults come to lights
year round in the south
Seeds of strawberry and St. John's wort. Sometimes damages strawberries.
Life Cycle
Two generations per year; overwinters as adult in leaf litter or under bark of trees in woodlands
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.