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Species Reuteroscopus ornatus - Ornate Plant Bug

Ornate Plant Bug - Reuteroscopus ornatus Ornate Plant Bug  - Reuteroscopus ornatus  Ornate Plant Bug  - Reuteroscopus ornatus Quasar-winged plant bug - Reuteroscopus ornatus Miridae (Ornate Plant Bug) - Reuteroscopus ornatus true bug - Reuteroscopus ornatus tiny with cross shape on back - Reuteroscopus ornatus Reuteroscopus ornatus
Classification
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 Phylinae
Tribe Phylini
Subtribe Keltoniina
Genus Reuteroscopus
Species ornatus (Ornate Plant Bug)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Reuteroscopus ornatus (Reuter)
Orig. Comb: Episcopus ornatus Reuter 1876
Explanation of Names
ornat (L). "adorned" (1)
Numbers
15 spp n. of Mex. per Henry & Froeschner (1988) (2)
11 of these spp. were described by Harry H. Knight, a prolific describer (splitter?) of new species. (Knight was the single author on 121 papers between 1916 and 1974.) All of the Reuteroscopus spp. described by Knight reportedly have a distribution limited to one or two states.)
Identification
Specimen images from AMNH. See also Fig. 90, pg 258 of Henry & Froeschner (1988) (2)
Range
e US to CA (CA-FL-ON-CO) / Mex. to C. Amer. / W. Indies
No other member of the genus is recorded in Henry & Froeschner (1988) from more than one or two states... (2)
Global Map per Discover Life
Food
Amaranthaceae, Asteraceae, Fabaceae, Fagaceae, Malvaceae, Rutaceae, Solanaceae, Verbenaceae per Discover Life
Print References
Knight, H.H. 1965. A new key to species of Reuteroscopus Kirk. with descriptions of new species (Hemiptera, Miridae). Iowa State Journal of Science 40: 101-120.
Internet References
Schuh, R.T. 2008. On-line Systematic Catalog of Plant Bugs (Insecta: Heteroptera: Miridae). http://research.amnh.org/pbi/catalog/
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.