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Genus Poecilocapsus

Four-lined Plant Bug - 5:40 pm - Poecilocapsus lineatus Unknown beetle - Poecilocapsus lineatus Poecilocapsus lineatus Poecilocapus ? - Poecilocapsus lineatus  Poecilocapsus lineatus - Four-lined Plant Bug - Poecilocapsus lineatus Miridae, Four-lined Plant Bug - Poecilocapsus lineatus Yellow black and orange headed beetle - Poecilocapsus lineatus 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)