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Tribe Myodochini

Lygaeid? - Carpilis barberi Dirt-colored Seed Bug - Pseudopachybrachius basalis Myodocha serripes Myodocha serripes - Long-necked Seed Bug - Myodocha serripes Female, Ligyrocoris - Ligyrocoris delitus - female Male, Pseudopamera nitidula? - Pseudopamera nitidula - male Prytanes formosus - female Neopamera albocincta in Maryland in late December - Neopamera albocincta
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
ca. 70 spp. in 24 genera in our area(1), ~360 spp. in 80 genera total (the second largest tribe in the family; the numbers are expected to increase considerably in the future)(2)(3)
see (4)
worldwide (most diverse in the New World) and throughout NA(3)
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(5)
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.Dellapé P.M., Henry T.J. (2016) Lygaeoidea species file. Version 5.0
3.Zoological catalogue of Australia: Hemiptera: Heteroptera (Pentatomomorpha)
Cassis G., Gross G.F. 2002. CSIRO Publishing, 751 pp.
4.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.
5.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.