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Species Rhinacloa forticornis - Western Plant Bug

Miridae -? - Rhinacloa forticornis Brown plant bug with brown and white antennae - Rhinacloa forticornis - male Rhinacloa forticornis True bug - Rhinacloa forticornis Mirid-1 - Rhinacloa forticornis Tiny mirid - Phylinae? - Rhinacloa forticornis maybe Polymerus basalis ? - Rhinacloa forticornis Nasocorini - Rhinacloa forticornis
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 Cimicomorpha
Superfamily Miroidea
Family Miridae (Plant Bugs)
Subfamily Phylinae
Tribe Nasocorini
Genus Rhinacloa
Species forticornis (Western Plant Bug)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Psallus minutulus Reuter 1908; Rhinacloa incerta Reuter 1908
Explanation of Names
Rhinacloa forticornis Reuter 1876
forticornis = 'with sturdy antennae'
Size
1.40-1.77 (apex of tylus-cuneal fracture)(1)
Identification
Recognized by its small size, generally dark coloration, including antennal segments one and two in both sexes, and the structure of the male genitalia; the profemora are usually yellowish in males and black in females, with meso- and metafemora usually dark in both sexes.(1)
Range
w. US to Brazil(2); e. US records (FL, IL, MS) need verification(3)
Food
polyphagous; recorded hosts listed here(2)
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