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Species Megalopsallus humeralis

Megalopsallus humeralis - male Megalopsallus humeralis - male Megalopsallus humeralis - female Megalopsallus humeralis - female
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 Phylinae
Tribe Nasocorini
Genus Megalopsallus
Species humeralis (Megalopsallus humeralis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sthenarus humeralis Van Duzee, 1923 (n. sp.)
Europiella humeralis (Van Duzee): Knight, 1968 (n. comb.)
Megalopsallus humeralis (Van Duzee): Schuh et al., 1995 (current comb.)
Synonyms:
Megalopsallus arizonae Knight, 1968 (n. sp.): synonymized by Schuh 2000
Europiella balli Knight, 1968 (n. sp.): synonymized by Schuh 2000
Megalopsallus balli (Knight): Schuh et al., 1995 (n. comb.)
Europiella brevicornis Knight, 1968 (n. sp.): synonymized by Schuh 2000
Megalopsallus brevicornis (Knight): Schuh et al., 1995 (n. comb.)
Europiella lycii Knight, 1968 (n. sp.): synonymized by Schuh 2000
Megalopsallus lycii (Knight): Schuh et al., 1995 (n. comb.)
Europiella rufiventris Knight, 1968 (n. sp.): synonymized by Schuh 2000
Megalopsallus rufiventris (Knight): Schuh et al., 1995 (n. comb.)
Europiella viridiventris Knight, 1968 (n. sp.): synonymized by Schuh 2000
Megalopsallus viridiventris (Knight): Schuh et al., 1995 (n. comb.)
Identification
"Recognized by frequently dark coloration of most of dorsum and femora, or at least dark coloration of head, pronotum, scutellum, and femora, with pale hemelytra. Most easily confused with nigrofemoratus on basis of size, coloration, and type of sexual dimorphism; separated most easily by differences in structure of male genitalia, vesica being more elongate and slender in nigrofemoratus than in humeralis, and fact that nigrofemoratus feeds on Atriplex and Grayia (Chenopodiaceae) rather than Lycium (Solanaceae), the latter appearing as exclusive host of humeralis. Pale specimens separated from Lycium-feeding nicholi by cuneus being unicolorous with corium, rather than of at least moderately contrasting coloration as in nicholi."(1)
Range
"Sonora and Baja California, Mexico north as far as southern Utah in interior western North America."(1)
Food
Lycium(1)