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Subfamily Cylapinae

plant bug - Fulvius slateri Mirid - Fulvius imbecilis Brown plant bug - Peritropis saldaeformis White-dotted black bug - Fulvius slateri Fulvius? - Fulvius slateri At porchlight - Fulvius imbecilis Female, Fulvius? - Fulvius atratus - female Cylapus tenuicornis
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 Cylapinae
Explanation of Names
Cylapinae Kirkaldy 1903
3 genera in 2 tribes in NA(1); small subfamily with 3 tribes(2)
claws long, slender, apically toothed; labrum long, extending well onto the abdomen(2)
predominantly tropical(2)
Fulvius spp. apparently feed on arthropods, Cylapus probably mycophagous(2)
Works Cited
1.Schuh, R.T. 2002-2013. On-line Systematic Catalog of Plant Bugs (Insecta: Heteroptera: Miridae).
2.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.