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Tribe Stenodemini

Plant Bug - Megaloceroea recticornis Leptopterna dolabrata Litomiris from Jasper 10.07.11 - Litomiris debilis - male Stenodema sp? - Trigonotylus Leptopterna dolabrata (Linnaeus) - Leptopterna dolabrata Tan plant bug - Stenodema trispinosum Miridae - Megaloceroea recticornis Female, Teratocoris discolor - Teratocoris discolor - female
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 Mirinae
Tribe Stenodemini
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: China, 1943
16 genera in North America.

"As currently defined Stenodemini China 1943, including Pithanini Douglas and Scott 1865, are a worldwide group of grass-feeding plant bugs of the subfamily
Mirinae, consisting of 35 genera and 210 species, with Stenodema Laporte 1833, the type genus (Schwartz 1987) (1)".
Key to genera: (1).
Tribe Stenodemini
Genera Acetropis, Actinocoris, Autumnimiris, Chaetofoveolocoris, Chaetomiris, Collaria, Dolichomiris, Leptopterna, Litomiris, Megaloceroea, Mimoceps, Pithanus, Porpomiris, Stenodema, Teratocoris, Trigonotylus
Works Cited
1.Revision of the Stenodemini with a review of the included genera (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae: Mirinae)
Michael D. Schwartz. 2008. Entomological Society of Washington.