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Species Prepops insitivus

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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
Species insitivus (Prepops insitivus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Capsus xanthomelas, Platytylellus insitivus, Platytylellus angusticollis
Explanation of Names
Prepops insitivus (Say 1832)
Size
7-9 mm
Identification
Adult: head small, black, shorter than wide; body elliptical and all black except bright yellow pronotum and scutellum; legs and antennae black; antennae long and tapered
Range
e. US & ON (CO-FL-ME-IL)(1)(2)
Habitat
woodlands, edges
Season
adults Apr-Aug
Food
on Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia)
See Also
some species of Taedia have a similar colour pattern but have dark spots on the pronotum and other differences
Internet References
Works Cited
1.How to Know the True Bugs
Slater, James A., and Baranowski, Richard M. 1978. Wm. C. Brown Company.
2.Checklist of the Hemiptera of Canada and Alaska
Maw, H.E.L., R.G. Foottit, K.G.A. Hamilton and G.G.E. Scudder. 2000. NRC Research Press.
3.Schuh, R.T. 2002-2013. On-line Systematic Catalog of Plant Bugs (Insecta: Heteroptera: Miridae).