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Species Barberiella formicoides

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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 Mirinae
Tribe Herdoniini
Genus Barberiella
Species formicoides (Barberiella formicoides)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Syns: B. apicalis Knight, 1923; Pilophorus brimleyi Blatchley, 1926
Explanation of Names
Barberiella formicoides Poppius, 1914
Size
5-5.5 mm
Identification
A triangular projection on the scutellum.
Range
e US (TX-GA-NY-KS) / Mex. - Map (1)(2)(PBI)(3)
Food
apple, crab apple, Quercus palustris (PBI), Quercus fusiformus (2)
Print References
Poppius, B. (1914) Einige neue Miriden-Gattungen und Arten aus Nord-Amerika und Cuba. Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 58: 255-261.
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.Abundance and distribution of potential arthropod prey species in a typical Golden-cheeked Warbler habitat.
Quinn, M.A. 2000. Unpublished Thesis. Texas A&M University, College Station. ix + 182 pp.
3.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)