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Family Lygaeidae - Seed Bugs

Birch Catkin Bug - Kleidocerys resedae Melanopleurus sp.  - Melanopleurus belfragei Bug ID - Ochrimnus lineoloides black and red bug - Melacoryphus lateralis Small Milkweed Bug - Lygaeus turcicus ID Needed - Lygaeus kalmii Milkweed Bug - Oncopeltus cayensis Just a bleached out Large Milkweed Bug? - Oncopeltus fasciatus Seed bug? - Nysius
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 Lygaeidae (Seed Bugs)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lygaeidae used to be treated to include (as subfamilies) most taxa currently treated as families of the Lygaeoidea; taxonomy adopted here follows Henry (1997)
New World genera revised in(1)
Explanation of Names
Lygaeidae Schilling 1829
Numbers
3 subfamilies, with >80 spp. in 15 genera in our area(2)(3) and ~1000 spp. in >100 genera worldwide(4)
Overview of our fauna (* –taxa not yet in the guide)
Family Lygaeidae
Subfamily Orsillinae
Size
3-20 mm
Range
worldwide and throughout NA(2)
Food
mostly seeds(2)