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Genus Orthops

Plant Bug - Orthops scutellatus Plant Bug - Orthops scutellatus Which species in the Miridae family? - Orthops scutellatus Neolygus? - Orthops scutellatus Lygus(1)? - Orthops scutellatus Lygus - Orthops scutellatus Miridae? - Orthops scutellatus Orthops scutellatus
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 Mirinae
Tribe Mirini
Genus Orthops
Explanation of Names
Orthops Fieber 1858
Numbers
a single (native!) species in our area, 33 spp. total(1)
Range
mostly Old World (mostly Subsaharan Africa, also C./E. Asia, some in Europe)(1); our only member of the genus is a naturally holarctic species, widespread in NA (transcontinental in the north, south to NC & AZ)(2)
Remarks
O. campestris (Stack Bug, Carrot Plant Bug) is a Palaearctic bug of minor commercial importance(3), but all records suggesting that it is introduced in NA are in error(2)