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Tribe Myodochini

Coreid? - Neopamera bilobata Long Neck Something - Myodocha serripes Bug - Perigenes constrictus Dirt-colored Seed Bug - Heraeus plebejus Lygaeid? - Pseudopachybrachius basalis Pseudopamera aurivilliana Small Rhyp - Prytanes fuscicornis Myodocha serripes
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 Pentatomomorpha
Superfamily Lygaeoidea
Family Rhyparochromidae (Dirt-colored Seed Bugs)
Subfamily Rhyparochrominae
Tribe Myodochini
Explanation of Names
Myodochini Boitard 1827
Numbers
ca. 70 spp. in 24 genera in our area(1), >320 spp. in 75 genera worldwide (the second largest tribe in the family; the numbers are expected to increase considerably in the future)(2)(3)
Range
worldwide (most diverse in the New World) and throughout NA(2)
Habitat
generally found on the ground or in litter under plants, but some spp. climb vegetation when mature seeds are available and others live above ground on weedy vegetation(4)
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.Zoological catalogue of Australia: Hemiptera: Heteroptera (Pentatomomorpha)
Cassis G., Gross G.F. 2002. CSIRO Publishing, 751 pp.
3.A phylogenetic revision of the true bug genus Heraeus (Hemiptera: Rhyparochromidae: Myodochini)...
Dellapé P.M, Melo M.C., Henry T.J. 2016. Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 177: 29–134.
4.New genus, new species and new records of Mexican Lygaeoidea (Hemiptera: Heteroptera)
Brailovsky H., Cervantes-Peredo L. 2011. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment 46: 197-201.