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Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

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Genus Mezira

Aradid - Mezira emarginata Flat bug ID - Mezira Aradid? - Mezira pacifica Mezira - Mezira subsetosa Mezira vanduzeei - male Mezira vanduzeei - female flat bug - Mezira True Bug Larva? - Mezira subsetosa
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 Pentatomomorpha
Family Aradidae (Flat Bugs)
Subfamily Mezirinae
Genus Mezira
Explanation of Names
Mezira Amyot & Serville 1843
11 spp. in our area, 160 worldwide(1)
key to spp. in (1)
worldwide, most diverse in the Neotropics & SE Asia(1)
Works Cited
1.First North American records of the Eastern Palearctic Flat Bug Mezira subsetosa Josifov and Kerzhner (Hemiptera: Aradidae:...
Hoebeke E.R., Williams G., Carter M.E. 2019. Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash. 121: 439-448.