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Genus Neuroctenus

flat bug - Neuroctenus simplex - male Neuroctenus elongatus? - Neuroctenus elongatus Neuroctenus? - Neuroctenus elongatus Neuroctenus sp. - Neuroctenus elongatus Neuroctenus - Neuroctenus elongatus - female flat bug - Neuroctenus elongatus Neuroctenus pseudonymus Neuroctenus simplex? - Neuroctenus simplex - female
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
Family Aradidae (Flat Bugs)
Subfamily Mezirinae
Genus Neuroctenus
Explanation of Names
Neuroctenus Fieber 1860
6 spp. in our area(1), ~180 total(2)
key to spp. in (3), one additional specied described subsequently (from TX) by Vásárhelyi (1994)
cosmopolitan, mostly tropical(2)