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Genus Ceratocapsus

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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 Orthotylinae
Tribe Ceratocapsini
Genus Ceratocapsus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
At least 4 species groups, each deserving generic status. The lutescens group* (23 spp.) will remain here while other groups will be moved to other genera.(1)
*Distinguished from other Ceratocapsus by impunctate dorsum (sometimes appearing finely punctured or alutaceous), the finely pubescent membrane (thickly clothed with simple microsetae which appear as a fine scale-like covering), and male genitalia.(1)
Explanation of Names
Ceratocapsus Reuter 1876
Numbers
~70 spp. in our area, ~140 total(2)
Identification
A3 and A4 are nearly equal in thickness to A2 and the wings have no distinct pollinose, silvery bands(3)
Some are predominantly orange or red; others are dark, with or without pale patches.
Range
so. Canada to Venezuela (map)