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Genus Prytanes

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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 Rhyparochromidae (Dirt-colored Seed Bugs)
Subfamily Rhyparochrominae
Tribe Myodochini
Genus Prytanes
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
genus needs revision
Explanation of Names
Prytanes Distant 1893
at least 7 described spp. in our area, 17 total(1)
key to spp. in Barber (1953)(2) (NB: arizonensis has been moved to Ereminellus)
primarily neotropical group ranging north to FL-KS-AZ(3)(4)
Works Cited
1.Dellapé P.M., Henry T.J. (2016) Lygaeoidea species file. Version 5.0
2.A second revision of the genus Ptochiomera Say and its allies (Hemiptera, Lygaeidae)
Barber H.G. 1953. Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash. 55: 19-27.
3.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.
4.The Lygaeidae of Florida (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae).
Slater & Baranowski. 1990. Florida Dept. of Ag. and Consumer Services, Gainesville. xv + 211 pp.