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Species Pseudopachybrachius basalis

True Bug - Pseudopachybrachius basalis Rhyparochromidae? - Pseudopachybrachius basalis BG3150 F0253h - Pseudopachybrachius basalis Dirt-colored Seed Bug - Pseudopachybrachius basalis Dirt-colored Seed Bug - Pseudopachybrachius basalis? - Pseudopachybrachius basalis Pseudopachybrachius basalis Hemipteran - Pseudopachybrachius basalis rhyparochromid - Pseudopachybrachius basalis
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 Pentatomomorpha
Superfamily Lygaeoidea
Family Rhyparochromidae (Dirt-colored Seed Bugs)
Subfamily Rhyparochrominae
Tribe Myodochini
Genus Pseudopachybrachius
Species basalis (Pseudopachybrachius basalis)
Explanation of Names
Pseudopachybrachius basalis (Dallas 1852)
Size
3.5-4.5 mm(1)
Identification
Posterior (apical) margin of corium pale or light brown; posterior femora with dark markings. Small, robust, stocky. Lateral corial margins completely pale and corium lacking a distinct post median transverse fascia. Oval pale spot present near inner apical and corial Head, pronotum and scutellum dull black. Corium dull yellow with dark brown punctures.(1)
Range
e. NA (QC-FL to KS-TX-NM) & CA to Panama; Granada(1)
Habitat
Most abundant where Panicum grasses are common(1)
Life Cycle
In Connecticut, there are 2 generations and adults overwinter(1)
Remarks
"Something is strange in the species as the reported chromosome numbers differ" (Merrill Sweet, pers. comm.)
Works Cited
1.The Lygaeidae of Florida (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae).
Slater & Baranowski. 1990. Florida Dept. of Ag. and Consumer Services, Gainesville. xv + 211 pp.