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Genus Poecilocapsus

Four-lined Plant Bug - Poecilocapsus lineatus Four-lined Plant Bug - Poecilocapsus lineatus Four-lined Plant Bug - Poecilocapsus lineatus Four-lined Plant Bug - Poecilocapsus lineatus uknown - Poecilocapsus lineatus Miridae, 4-lined - Poecilocapsus lineatus Poecilocapsus? - Poecilocapsus lineatus Bug Nymph - Poecilocapsus lineatus
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 Cimicomorpha
Superfamily Miroidea
Family Miridae (Plant Bugs)
Subfamily Mirinae
Tribe Mirini
Genus Poecilocapsus
Numbers
2 species in North America (nearctica.com)
1 species in Canada [P. lineatus]
Size
adults 6-8 mm
Identification
see species page in Guide for further information
Range
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)