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Subfamily Orthotylinae

Red and black bug - Lopidea Garden Fleahopper - Microtechnites bractatus - female orange plant bug - Lopidea Tiny, elongated blackish Plant Bug with pale straw-colored wings and legs Unidentified insect - Orthocephalus coriaceus Lopidea? - Lopidea Black plant bug - Slaterocoris Lopidea confraterna - male
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 Orthotylinae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: Van Duzee, 1916
= Sericophanes group
4 tribes and about 50 genera in NA(1), 3-5 tribes with >220 genera worldwide(2)
The Orthotylinae have traditionally been diagnosed by their possession of lamellate, apically divergent parempodia. This type of parempodial structure also occurs in the tribe Pilophorini which is placed in the Phylinae on the basis of the structure of the male genitalia. The male and female genitalia of the Orthotylinae have some structural attributes that offer additional evidence suggesting that the group may be monophyletic. These features include vesical spicules in the male and elaborations of the posterior wall in the female.(3)
Worldwide, especially diverse in S. America and Australia(3)
Tribe Coridromiini(1)
Genera Coridromius

Genera Ceratocapsidea(4), Ceratocapsus, Pamillia, Pilophoropsidea(4), Pilophoropsis, Renodaeus(4), Schaffneria, Sericophanes

Tribe Halticini
Genera Anapus, Halticus, Labops, Myrmecophyes, Orthocephalus

Genera Acaciacoris, Aoplonema, Aoplonemella, Apachemiris, Argyrocoris, Ballella, Blepharidopterus, Brachynotocoris, Brooksetta, Cyrtorhinus, Daleapidea, Diaphnidia, Dichaetocoris, Ephedrodoma, Guerrerocoris(5), Fieberocapsus, Hadronema, Heterocordylus, Heterotoma, Hyalochloria, Ilnacora, Ilnacorella, Jobertus, Labopella, Labopidea, Lopidea, Lopidella, Malacocoris, Mecomma, Melymacra, Noctuocoris, Origonema, Orthotylus, Paraproba, Parthenicus, Presidiomiris, Proboscidotylus, Pseudoloxops, Pseudopsallus, Pseudoxenetus, Reuteria, Saileria, Scalponotatus, Slaterocoris, Squamocoris, Texocoris

* Proboscidotylus was first recorded in NA in Henry, 2003(6).
* Melymacra was described in Schwartz, 2004(7).
* Origonema was described in Forero, 2008(8).