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Species Phlegyas abbreviatus

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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 Pachygronthidae
Genus Phlegyas
Species abbreviatus (Phlegyas abbreviatus)
Explanation of Names
Phlegyas abbreviatus (Uhler 1876)
abbreviatus = 'shortened' (ref. to the short wings)
Size
3.5-4.5 mm(1)
Identification
A2 ≒ 2.5 × A1 and A2 ≥ 1.20-1.28 × A3.
Yellowish to chestnut with extensive black markings (particularly on pronotal calli) as 4 streaks on posterior pronotal lobe, as a median scutellar stripe and on apical corial margin.
Mostly submacropterous or brachypterous. (1)
Range
mostly e. NA to CA (QC-FL to MN-CA) - Map (2)(3)
Food
Grass feeder(1)
Works Cited
1.The Lygaeidae of Florida (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae).
Slater & Baranowski. 1990. Florida Dept. of Ag. and Consumer Services, Gainesville. xv + 211 pp.
2.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.
3.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)