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Genus Keltonia

Plant Bug - Keltonia tuckeri Miridae ? - Keltonia tuckeri Plant Bug - Keltonia tuckeri Bumpy Plant Bug - Keltonia Keltonia tuckeri? - Keltonia Keltonia tuckeri Mirid - Keltonia tuckeri Keltonia tuckeri
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 Keltonia
Explanation of Names
Keltonia Knight 1966
Numbers
7 spp. in our area, 13 total(1)
Identification
distinguished from all other members of the tribe Phylini by the pale body coloration (pallid, yellow, yellowish orange, to reddish orange); dorsal spots limited to the hemelytra; conspurcate hemelytral membrane; dark setal patches on inner margin of cuneus; two types of dorsal pubescence, with sericeus pubescence present in distinct clumps or tufts and often in rows along midline of head and pronotum; pale tibiae with dark spots at the bases of the spines; and the stoutly formed, weakly twisted, C-shaped vesica, with a distinct slender spicule and a cuplike, apical process(2)