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Subfamily Cylapinae

Fulvius slateri plant bug - Fulvius slateri ? - Cylapus tenuicornis Plagiognathus? - Fulvius imbecilis mirid - Fulvius imbecilis Hemiptera - Fulvius imbecilis white-spotted bug - Fulvius Miridae - 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 Carvalho 1957
2 tribes 3 genera in NA(1); small subfamily with 3 tribes(2)
Cylapini: Cylapus
Fulviini: Fulvius, Peritropis
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.