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Species Platytylus bicinctus

Platytylus bicinctus - female Heteroptera - Pentatomomorpha? - Platytylus bicinctus Prepops? - Platytylus bicinctus Genus Prepops - Platytylus bicinctus
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 Mirinae
Tribe Resthenini
Genus Platytylus
Species bicinctus (Platytylus bicinctus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Orig. Comb: Capsus bicinctus Walker, 1873
Syns: Resthenia mimica Distant, 1883 (new species, synonymized by Carvalho and Fontes, 1971)
Prepops mimica: Carvalho, 1959 (synonym)
Prepops mimicus: Steyskal, 1973 (synonym)

This species has been confused in past publications with the species Platytylus ornaticollis (Stal, 1862). The latter is currently recognized as a distinct species, known only from southern Mexico.(1)(2)
Explanation of Names
Platytylus bicinctus (Walker, 1873)

Det. Jason Botz, 2020
c. TX to C. Amer. - Map (2)(3)
Print References
Walker, F. (1873) Catalogue of the specimens of Hemiptera Heteroptera in the collection of the British Museum. British Museum, London. Part VI. 210 pp.