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Subfamily Isometopinae - Jumping Tree Bugs

Black bug with white stripe - Myiomma cixiiformis Jumping Tree Bug?  - Corticoris signatus Jumping Tree Bug - Diphleps unica Corticoris signatus? - Corticoris signatus Corticoris signatus? - Corticoris signatus Corticoris signatus Corticoris signatus Myiomma cixiiformis
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 Isometopinae (Jumping Tree Bugs)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
=Isometopidae (sometimes treated as separate family)
Explanation of Names
Isometopinae McAtee & Malloch 1924
2 tribes 5 genera 8 species in NA, ~175 spp. worldwide(1)
Diphlebini: Diphleps
Myiommini: Corticoris, Lidopus, Myiomma, Wetmorea
2-3 mm(1)
Ocelli present (uniquely among the family), eyes often holoptic, head unusually shaped, often flattened anteriorly(1); tarsi 2-segmented (3-segmented in other subfamilies), T1<T2(2)
specialized predators of scale insects(1)
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.