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Species Heraeus plebejus

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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 Heraeus
Species plebejus (Heraeus plebejus)
Explanation of Names
Heraeus plebejus Stål 1874
4.5-5.5 mm
A4 uniformly dark; distal ends of fore femora black to very dark brown. Small, slender, obscure dull brown color. Head dull blackish rather than polished with eyes placed about midway along lateral head margin. Dorsal surface distinctly pilose.(1)
e. NA to AZ (QC-FL to IA-TX-AZ), Mex. / W. Indies(2)
Has been found under stones and sometimes swept from foliage, especially sumac(3); common at lights(1)
Works Cited
1.The Lygaeidae of Florida (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae).
Slater & Baranowski. 1990. Florida Dept. of Ag. and Consumer Services, Gainesville. xv + 211 pp.
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.Heteroptera of Eastern North America
W.S. Blatchley. 1926. The Nature Publishing Company.