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Species Ochrimnus mimulus - Ochrimnus (Phaeochrimnus) mimulus

Plant Bug - Ochrimnus mimulus Plant Bug - Ochrimnus mimulus Seed Bug - Ochrimnus mimulus Seed Bug - Ochrimnus mimulus Seed Bugs - Ochrimnus mimulus - male - female Ochrimnus mimulus (Stål) - Ochrimnus mimulus 906W09 - Ochrimnus mimulus Ochrimnus mimulus (Stål) - Ochrimnus mimulus
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 Lygaeidae (Seed Bugs)
Subfamily Lygaeinae
Genus Ochrimnus
Species mimulus (Ochrimnus (Phaeochrimnus) mimulus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ochrimnus mimulus (Stål)
Orig. Comb: Melanocoryphus mimulus Stål 1874
6 spp. (in 3 subgenera) n. of Mex. (1)
5-6 mm

Det. M. A. Quinn, 2013
Coastal states: TX-FL-VA / n. Mex. (1)(Gould and Sweet 2000)
Apr-Nov (BG data)
Life Cycle
univoltine seed predator occurring on Baccharis sp. and other Asteraceae (Gould & Sweet 2000)
our only representative of the subgenus Phaeochrimnus (9 spp., se. US to Brazil) (2)
Print References
Gould, G.G. and M.H. Sweet. 2000 The host range and oviposition behavior of Ochrimnus mimulus (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae) in Central Texas. Southwestern Naturalist 45(1): 15-23. (JSTOR)
Palmer, W.A. 1986. Host specificity of Ochrimnus mimulus (Stål) (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae) with notes on its phenology. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 88: 451–454.
Works Cited
1.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.
2.A Genus Level Revision of Western Hemisphere Lygaeinae (Heteroptera: Lygaeidae) with Keys to Species
Alex Slater. 1992. University of Kansas Science Bulletin.