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Species Cistalia explanata

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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 Lethaeini
Genus Cistalia
Species explanata (Cistalia explanata)
Explanation of Names
Cistalia explanata Barber 1938
CA-LA, KS - Map (1)(2)
mostly: July-Sept (BG data)
Type Locality: Victoria, Texas
See Also
Although Cistalia signoreti and C. explanata are closely related, the former species can be most readily distinguished from the latter by the more slender antenna with the basal segment slightly constricted toward base and the lateral margin of the pronotum only carinate, not expanded. (Barber, 1938)
Print References
Barber, H.G. 1938. A new species of Cistalia (Hemiptera-Heteroptera: Lygaeidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 40: 87-88. (Full Text)
Slater J.A., Baranowski R.M. (1973) A review of the genus Cistalia Stål (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae). Florida Ent. 56(4): 263-272. (PDF)
Internet References
Type Info - Smithsonian
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.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)