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Family Geocoridae - Big-eyed Bugs

Beetle Juice? - Geocoris uliginosus Big-Eyed Bug - Geocoris pallens ID for (another) Black & Red Geocorid in CA? - Isthmocoris imperialis Big-eyed Bug - Geocoris  Big-eyed Bug - Geocoris uliginosus Geocorid - Isthmocoris piceus - male small True Bug - Geocoris
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 Pentatomomorpha
Superfamily Lygaeoidea
Family Geocoridae (Big-eyed Bugs)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
formerly treated under Lygaeidae
Numbers
~30 spp. in 2 genera in our area (all in Geocorinae), 275 spp. in 25 genera worldwide; Geocoris, with 25 spp. in NA and ~170 worldwide, is by far the largest genus(1)(2)
Size
ca. 3-5 mm
Identification
habitus distinctive
Range
throughout NA(2) and worldwide(1)
Food
Geocorinae are predatory, the rest (2 small subfamilies, not in NA) are assumed to be phytophagous, probably granivorous(1)
Works Cited
1.Zoological catalogue of Australia: Hemiptera: Heteroptera (Pentatomomorpha)
Cassis G., Gross G.F. 2002. CSIRO Publishing, 751 pp.
2.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.