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Genus Melanopleurus

Melanopleurus belfragei (Stål) - Melanopleurus belfragei True bug nymph - Melanopleurus Redcoat Seed Bug - Melanopleurus belfragei Mating bugs? - Melanopleurus fuscosus - male - female Large Milkweed Bug ? - Melanopleurus Melanopleurus - Melanopleurus belfragei Melanopleurus - Melanopleurus belfragei Melanopleurus - Melanopleurus belfragei
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 Lygaeidae (Seed Bugs)
Subfamily Lygaeinae
Genus Melanopleurus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
most spp. treated as Melanopleurus in (1) have been moved to Melacoryphus(2)
Explanation of Names
Melanopleurus Stål 1874
9 spp. in our area(1), 21 total(3)
4‒10 mm(2)
so.-c. Canada and sw. US to Peru & W. Indies(2)
Print References
Brailovsky, H. (1977) Una nueva especie del género Melanopleurus Stal (Hemiptera-Heteroptera-Lyageidae-Lygaeinae) de California, Estados Unidos de Norteamerica. An. Inst. Bio. Univ. Nal. Auton. de Mexico 1: 129–132.