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Genus Leptopterna

Damsel bugs? - Leptopterna mirid plant bug - Leptopterna dolabrata plant bug - Leptopterna dolabrata Leptopterna dolabrata - male - female Leptoterna sp.? - Leptopterna Unidentified Insect - Leptopterna dolabrata meadow plant bug - Leptopterna dolabrata Meadow Plant Bugs - Leptopterna - male - female
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 Stenodemini
Genus Leptopterna
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Leptoterna [incorrect spelling]
Explanation of Names
Leptopterna Fieber 1858
3 species (dolabrata, ferrugata, amoena) in our area, 16 total(1)
7-10 mm
amoena (=silacea): Nearctic
dolabrata, ferrugata: Holarctic
remaining 13 spp. Palaeactic (1)
fields, meadows
mainly grasses; vetch and cranberry also reported as hosts
Works Cited
1.The genus Leptopterna Fieber (Heteroptera:Miridae: Stenodemini) in North America
G.G.E. Scudder and Michael D. Schwartz. 2001. Entomological Society of Washington.