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Genus Kleidocerys

Seed Bug: possibly K. modestus - Kleidocerys modestus Kleidocerys Birch Catkin Bug - Kleidocerys resedae Kleidocerys from Washington (1) 10.07.16 - Kleidocerys resedae Plant bug - Kleidocerys resedae  Kleidocerys sp.? - Kleidocerys resedae Pennsylvania True Bug for ID - Kleidocerys resedae Kleidocerys resedae
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
8 spp. in our area(1)
key to spp. in(2)
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.