Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Subfamily Bryocorinae

Bug on tomato stem - Engytatus modestus Dicyphus, perhaps? - Dicyphus famelicus plant bug - Macrolophus brevicornis Dark Mirid - Pycnoderes Campyloneura virgula? - Campyloneura virgula Yucca Plant Bug - Halticotoma valida Halticotoma nicholi Knight - Halticotoma nicholi - female nymph - Hesperolabops gelastops
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 Bryocorinae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: Carvalho, 1957
Numbers
3 tribes, with 20* genera in NA and ~200 genera worldwide(1)
*Bryocoris (not recorded) is added.
Identification
Recognized by the combination of three-segmented tarsi, pulvilli attached at base of claw (sometimes difficult to see), the often distally thickened tarsi, or if slender, with tiny, indistinct claws. Eccritotarsines usually have only one closed cell on the hemelytral membrane. (2)
Remarks
Subfamily Bryocorinae
Tribe Bryocorini

Tribe Dicyphini
Genera Campyloneura (1 sp.), Cyrtopeltis (1 sp.), Dicyphus (8 spp.), Engytatus (1 sp.), Macrolophus (9 spp.), Miomonalonion (1 sp.), Nesidocoris (1 sp.), Tupiocoris (16 spp.), Usingerella (2 spp.)

Tribe Eccritotarsini
Genera Caulotops, Cyrtocapsus, Halticotoma, Hesperolabops, Pycnoderes, Pycnoderella, Sixeonotopsis, Sixeonotus, Sysinas
Works Cited
1.Biodiversity of the Heteroptera
Henry T.J. 2009. In: Foottit R.G., Adler P.H., eds. Insect biodiversity: Science and society. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell: 223-263.
2.Plant Bugs, or Miridae (Hemiptera Heteroptera), of Cuba (Faunistica)
Luis M. Hernández & Thomas J. Henry. 2010. Pensoft Pub.