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Species Ceratocapsus pumilus

Ceratocapsus 09.08.01 (1-1) - Ceratocapsus pumilus Ceratocapsus 09.08.01 (1-1) - Ceratocapsus pumilus Ceratocapsus 09.08.01 (1-2) - Ceratocapsus pumilus Ceratocapsus 09.08.01 (1-2) - Ceratocapsus pumilus Ceratocapsus 09.08.01 (1-2) - Ceratocapsus pumilus Ceratocapsus 09.08.01 (1-2) - Ceratocapsus pumilus
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
Species pumilus (Ceratocapsus pumilus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: Uhler, 1887 (Original genus: Melinna)
Size
3.7-3.9 mm (1)
Identification
1) Clothed with two types of pubescence;
2) Dorsum without transverse pale mark;
3) Pronotum punctate with calli and anterior area of disk dark fuscous to black;
4) (vertex width + dorsal width of one eye) < A3 < (head width);
5) Scutellum and clavus rather thickly clothed with suberect, yellowish pubescence, but without long, pilose hairs. (2)
Range
Eastern North America
Habitat
Grape (Vitis sp.), willow (Salix sp.) (2)
Food
Nymphs and adults prey on mites and aphids. (1)
Works Cited
1.The predaceous and phytophagous plant bugs (Heteroptera: Miridae) found on apple trees in Quebec.
Braimah, S. A., L. A. Kelton and R. K. Stewart. 1982. Société Léon-Provancher d'Histoire Naturelle du Canada.
2.The Plant Bugs, or Miridae, of Illinois
Knight, Harry, H. 1941. State of illinois.