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Species Cariniocoris geminatus

Cariniocoris geminatus (Knight) - Cariniocoris geminatus
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 Phylini
Subtribe Oncotylina
Genus Cariniocoris
Species geminatus (Cariniocoris geminatus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cariniocoris geminatus (Knight)
Orig. Comb: Plagiognathus geminatus Knight, 1929
Explanation of Names
geminatus - dimorphic
dimorphic; males with hemelytra uniformly dark brown, base of corium sometimes paler, females uniformly pale greenish; primary spiculum (1)
e. US (TX, FL-DE) - Map (1)(2)
hollies (Ilex spp., Aquifoliaceae), prefers the male flowers of its host. At Beltsville, Maryland, many thousands of adults and nymphs could be collected on male flowers of a large American holly, I. opaca, but only a few adults could be found on a profusely flowering female tree no more than 25 feet away. (1)
Type Locality: Holotype and 31 paratypes, College Station, Brazos Co., TX, 7-12 Apr. 1928, H. G. Johnston
See Also
Knight (1929) called this species the “southern twin” of C. ilicis (1)
Print References
Henry, T.J. (1989) Cariniocoris, a new phyline plant bug genus from the eastern United States, with a discussion of generic relationships (Heteroptera: Miridae). Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 97(1): 87-99. (1)
Knight, H.H. (1929) The fourth paper on new species of Plagiognathus (Hemiptera: Miridae). Entomol. News 40: 263-268.