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Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

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Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

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Tribe Lethaeini

Lygaeid Bug? - Cistalia explanata Rhyparochromid - Cryphula trimaculata Valtissius diversus (Distant) - Valtissius diversus Scentless Plant Bug - Cryphula trimaculata - female Ground Bug - Cryphula nitens Cryphula nitens Miridae ID request - Cistalia explanata Cryphula trimaculata in Maryland in November - Cryphula trimaculata
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 Pentatomomorpha
Superfamily Lygaeoidea
Family Rhyparochromidae (Dirt-colored Seed Bugs)
Subfamily Rhyparochrominae
Tribe Lethaeini
Explanation of Names
Lethaeini Stål 1872
a dozen spp. in 6 genera in our area, close to 200 spp. in >40 genera total(1)
worldwide, most diverse in the tropical/subtropical parts of the Afrotropical, Oriental and Australian Regions(2)