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Genus Blepharidopterus

Heteroptera 03b - Blepharidopterus angulatus Blepharidopterus provancheri green plant bug? - Blepharidopterus provancheri Plant Bug IMG_0267 - Blepharidopterus provancheri plant bug - Blepharidopterus provancheri Green Capsid 2 - New Brunswick - Blepharidopterus provancheri Blepharidopterus provancheri Green bug on bark - Blepharidopterus provancheri
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 Orthotylinae
Tribe Orthotylini
Genus Blepharidopterus
4 spp. in our area (of which 2 non-native), 9 spp. worldwide(1)
holarctic (map); in NA: B. angulatus NS-PA-MI-BC, B. chlorionis e. NA & CA, B. diaphanus across Canada and south to NH-MO-TX-CA, B. provancheri widespread in the US and Canada
on trees where prey items are found
adults present from June to October
nymphs and adults feed on mites, mite eggs, aphids and other soft-bodied arthropods found on fruit trees and other deciduous trees
Internet References
Schwartz 1998: status and distribution of B. diaphanus