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Genus Heraeus

true bug - Heraeus plebejus Heraeus plebejus? - Heraeus plebejus bug 45 - Heraeus triguttatus Dirt-colored Seed Bug - Heraeus plebejus Dirt-colored Seed Bug - Heraeus plebejus Unknown Seed Bug - Heraeus plebejus Heraeus plebejus Heraeus plebejus
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 Heraeus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
revised in(1); H. eximius (Distant) is now in Paraheraeus
Explanation of Names
Heraeus Stål 1862
4 spp. in our area, 39 total(1)
Resembles small Myodocha, but the pronotal surface is pruinose and the constricted base of the head is produced into a short(er) "neck."(2)
primarily neotropical (Canada to Argentina, incl. the West Indies and the Galapagos); in our area, all spp. but one are restricted to the southernmost states (CA AZ TX FL)(1)
Works Cited
1.A phylogenetic revision of the true bug genus Heraeus (Hemiptera: Rhyparochromidae: Myodochini)...
Dellapé P.M, Melo M.C., Henry T.J. 2016. Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 177: 29–134.
2.The Lygaeidae of Florida (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae).
Slater & Baranowski. 1990. Florida Dept. of Ag. and Consumer Services, Gainesville. xv + 211 pp.