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Genus Lopidea

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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 Orthotylinae
Tribe Orthotylini
Genus Lopidea
Explanation of Names
Lopidea Uhler 1872
Numbers
47 spp. in our area, 88 total(1)
Size
5-7 mm
Identification
Some common species are black with extensive red on the edges of the wings and/or pronotum. Well-defined suture on cheeks running from antennal socket to below eyes and frequently outlined by a dark stripe.(2)
Life Cycle
Various species associated with trees, such as Black Locust, or forbs such as goldenrod, phlox (e.g., L. davisi, the Phlox Plant Bug). Sometimes a pest of ornamentals, such as daylily, iris.
Works Cited
1.Schuh, R.T. 2002-2013. On-line Systematic Catalog of Plant Bugs (Insecta: Heteroptera: Miridae).
2.How to Know the True Bugs
Slater, James A., and Baranowski, Richard M. 1978. Wm. C. Brown Company.