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Species Pseudatomoscelis seriatus - Cotton Fleahopper

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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 Keltoniina
Genus Pseudatomoscelis
Species seriatus (Cotton Fleahopper)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Psallus seriatus (Reuter), Psallus atomophorus Reuter 1907
Explanation of Names
Pseudatomoscelis seriatus (Reuter 1876)
♂ 2.76-3.16 mm, ♀ 2.80-3.40 mm(1)
Dark spots on the pale green dorsum and on A2(1)
Widespread, scattered in NA to Mexico(1), BG records mostly from sw US
The common name is "somewhat of a misnomer. Despite of its importance on cotton, P. seriatus prefers a number of other plants over cotton."(1)
Print References
Sterling, W.L., & D.A. Dean, 1977. A Bibliography of the Cotton Fleahopper Pseudatomoscelis Seriatus (Reuter). Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, Texas A & M University, College Station. MP-1342: 1-28.
Works Cited
1.Revision of Keltonia and the cotton fleahopper genus Pseudatomoscelis
Henry, Thomas J. 1991. the New York Entomological Society.