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For the United States & Canada

Genus Pseudopachybrachius

Lygaeidae? - Pseudopachybrachius basalis Rhyparochromidae - Pseudopachybrachius vinctus BG3150 F0253h - Pseudopachybrachius basalis Rhyparochromidae - Pseudopachybrachius basalis 829W01 - Pseudopachybrachius basalis Pseudopachybrachius for confirmation and species ID. - Pseudopachybrachius basalis seed bug? - Pseudopachybrachius basalis Pseudopachybrachius basalis
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 Pseudopachybrachius
Explanation of Names
Pseudopachybrachius Malipatil 1978
2 spp. in our area, 7 total(1)
<4.5 mm(1)
Recognized by the small size, complete anterior pronotal collar that is demarked posteriorly by a line-like groove, a V-shaped buccular juncture, 4 or more rows of claval punctures, an extensively developed evaporative area, double-ranked fore femoral spines and lack of spines on the male anterior tibiae. The hemelytra are generally largely pale.(1)
represented in both hemispheres; in our area, e. NA: P. basalis ranges into se. Canada, P. vinctus se. US (NC-FL)(1)
Works Cited
1.The Lygaeidae of Florida (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae).
Slater & Baranowski. 1990. Florida Dept. of Ag. and Consumer Services, Gainesville. xv + 211 pp.