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Genus Prepops

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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 Cimicomorpha
Superfamily Miroidea
Family Miridae (Plant Bugs)
Subfamily Mirinae
Tribe Resthenini
Genus Prepops
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Platytylellus Reuter
Explanation of Names
Prepops Reuter 1905
Numbers
22 spp. in our area(1), ~200 spp. total(2)
Identification
Adult: mostly black with small amounts of bright color (red, yellow) on pronotum and/or head, scutellum, hemelytra.
The genus is in need of revision, and species identification, esp. from photos, is problematic due particularly to extensive color variation. (M.D. Schwartz, pers. comm. to =v=)
Range
Americas(2); in our area, most apparently east of the Rockies(3)
Habitat
woodlands, edges
Print References
Froeschner, R. C. 1949. Contributions to a Synopsis of the Hemiptera of Missouri, Pt. IV Hebridae, Mesoveliidae, Cimicidae, Anthocoridae, Cryptostemmatidae, Isometopidae, Meridae. American Midland Naturalist 42(1): 123-188. doi:10.2307/2421794
Knight, H. H. 1926. DESCRIPTIONS OF SIX NEW MIRIDAE FROM EASTERN NORTH AMERICA. (HEMIPTERA-MIRIDAE). The Canadian Entomologist 58(10): 252–256.
Knight, H. 1941. The Plant Bugs, or Miridae, of Illinois. Illinois Natural History Survey Bulletin 22, no. 1, 234 pp. (Illinois Natural History Survey)