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Family Piesmatidae - Ash-gray Leaf Bugs

Bug from amaranth inflorescence - Parapiesma Piesmatidae, nymph(s) - Parapiesma Tingidae - Parapiesma cinereum Piesmatidae, dorsalX - Parapiesma cinereum Parapiesma cinereum? - Parapiesma Parapiesma cinereum? - Parapiesma Bug - Parapiesma Aradidae?  - Parapiesma
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
7 spp. in 2 genera in our area(1), ~44 spp. in 6 genera worldwide(2)
worldwide (mostly tropics) and across NA(1)(2)
phytophagous, feed on leaves, stems and flowers; hosts include species of the Amaranthaceae, Caryophyllaceae, Chenopodiaceae, Cistaceae, and Fabaceae(2)
See Also
Print References
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.Zoological catalogue of Australia: Hemiptera: Heteroptera (Pentatomomorpha)
Cassis G., Gross G.F. 2002. CSIRO Publishing, 751 pp.
3.The morphology and systematics of the Piesmatidae (Hemiptera), with keys to world genera and American species
Drake, C.J. and N.T. Davis. 1958. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 51: 567-581.