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Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

National Moth Week was July 23-31, 2022! See moth submissions.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Photos of insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

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Genus Poecilocapsus

Four-lined Plant Bug - Poecilocapsus lineatus Four-lined Plant Bug - Poecilocapsus lineatus Common Name? - Poecilocapsus lineatus Oenothera killer - Poecilocapsus lineatus Poecilocapsus lineatus four-lined plant bug nymph - Poecilocapsus lineatus - Poecilocapsus lineatus Beetle?? - Poecilocapsus lineatus Black and green beetle - Poecilocapsus lineatus
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 Cimicomorpha
Superfamily Miroidea
Family Miridae (Plant Bugs)
Subfamily Mirinae
Tribe Mirini
Genus Poecilocapsus
2 species in North America (
1 species in Canada [P. lineatus]
adults 6-8 mm
see species page in Guide for further information
P. lineatus: eastern US and southeastern Canada
P. nigriger: Mexico and southwestern US
Internet References
live adult image of P. lineatus (Mark Cassino, USDA)
description, biology, hosts, and damage (Syngenta Crop Protection Canada)