Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Information, insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa


TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Genus Americodema

Bug - Americodema nigrolineatum mirid 3 - Americodema nigrolineatum mirid 3 - Americodema nigrolineatum True bug - Americodema Plant Bug - Americodema Green plant bug with white legs - Americodema Bug - Americodema Mirid - Americodema
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 Oncotylina
Genus Americodema
Explanation of Names
Americodema Henry 1999
Combination of 'America' and the ending of the genus Icodema(1)
Numbers
2 spp.(2)
Size
3.3-4.4 mm(1)
Identification
Recognized by a combination of the uniformly pale greenish-white to greenish coloration, with or without fuscous stripes and spots on the antennae and legs, the lack of spots at the bases of the tibial spines (except for indistinct spots on some metatibial spines), the keeled male genital capsule, the relatively stout, twisted, strongly S-shaped vesica, and by the slender phallotheca lacking a lateral notch as is found in Icodema. (1)