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Genus Kleidocerys

Aureolaria bug - Kleidocerys resedae Bug: 2012.04.16.19561 - Kleidocerys resedae Sweepnet Flotsam - Kleidocerys resedae Bug - Kleidocerys resedae - male Kleidocerys species? - Kleidocerys resedae True bug on Spiraea - Kleidocerys resedae Pentatomomorpha - Kleidocerys resedae Kleidocerys? - Kleidocerys resedae
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 Pentatomomorpha
Superfamily Lygaeoidea
Family Lygaeidae (Seed Bugs)
Subfamily Ischnorhynchinae
Genus Kleidocerys
Explanation of Names
Kleidocerys Stephens 1829
Numbers
8 spp. in our area(1)
Identification
key to spp. in(2)
Range
Holarctic(3)
Food
often on Ericaceae, particularly rhododendrons(3); K. resedae on birch, alder, and other deciduous trees/shrubs(4)
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.A revision of the genus Kleidocerys Stephens in the United States (Hemiptera, Lygaeidae)
Barber H.G. 1953. Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash. 55: 273-283.
3.Zoological catalogue of Australia: Hemiptera: Heteroptera (Pentatomomorpha)
Cassis G., Gross G.F. 2002. CSIRO Publishing, 751 pp.
4.Keys to the insects of the Far East of the USSR, Vol. 2. Homoptera and Heteroptera
Lehr, P. A., ed. 1988. Leningrad, Nauka Publishing House.