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Tribe Largini

tiny, shiny beetle - Largus Beetle on Palm - Largus Unidentified Insect - Largus Heteroptera nymph - Largus Largus ? - Largus cinctus Largus species - davisi or pallidus? - Largus davisi largid nymphs? - Largus Largus succinctus moult from fifth instar to adult series: 1:26pm - Largus succinctus
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 Pyrrhocoroidea
Family Largidae (Bordered Plant Bugs)
Tribe Largini
~15 spp. (probably less) in 2 genera in our area, >130 spp. in 9 genera total(1)
mostly neotropical, ranging into so US, with one sp. north to NY-MN and one to OR (the remaining spp. mostly confined to the southernmost states)(1)(2)
the CA record of Acinocoris lunaris (Gmelin) in(2) probably reflects an accidental interception
Works Cited
1.Revisión del género Largus (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Largidae) para México
Carlos Rosas, Harry Brailovsky. 2016. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 87, 347-375.
2.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.