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Family Piesmatidae - Ash-gray Leaf Bugs

Tiny bug - Parapiesma Ashy-gray Leaf Bug in California Piesmatidae, dorsal - Piesma costata - male Look like Tingidae to me - Parapiesma - male - female Piesmatidae, dorsal - Parapiesma cinereum Tingid - Parapiesma cinereum Parapiesma cinereum? - Parapiesma cinereum Parapiesma cinereum? - Parapiesma cinereum
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
Superfamily Lygaeoidea
Family Piesmatidae (Ash-gray Leaf Bugs)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
all of our species are now in Parapiesma, EXCEPT Piesma costatum (Uhler) and P. patruele McAtee, which have indistinct pronotal carinae. --T.J. Henry, pers.comm. to =v= 3.iv.2012
Explanation of Names
Piesmatidae Amyot & Serville 1843
7 spp. in 2 genera in our area, 36 spp. in 9 genera worldwide(1)
see (2)
worldwide (mostly tropics) and across NA(3)
phytophagous, feed on leaves, stems and flowers; hosts include species of the Amaranthaceae, Caryophyllaceae, Chenopodiaceae, Cistaceae, and Fabaceae(3)
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