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Subfamily Ischnorhynchinae

Birch Catkin Bug - Kleidocerys resedae Kleidocerys from Washington (1) 10.07.16 - Kleidocerys resedae Seed bug - Kleidocerys resedae - male - female rhopalid bug? - Kleidocerys resedae Birch Catkin Bug - Kleidocerys resedae Seed Bug- Kleidocerys? - Kleidocerys resedae Birch Catkin Bug - Kleidocerys resedae possibly Kleidocerys franciscanus - Kleidocerys
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 Lygaeidae (Seed Bugs)
Subfamily Ischnorhynchinae
Explanation of Names
treated in some sources as a separate family
Numbers
8 spp. in a single genus in our area(1), ~80 spp. in 16 genera total(2)
Identification
Hemelytra distinctly punctate, at least on the clavi. Central area of scutellum usually not separated from posterior edge of pronotum by a distinct transverse groove. Abdomen shorter than thorax. Apex of corium reaching to or beyond end of abdomen and apex of membrane far beyond (3).
Range
worldwide and throughout NA(1); most diverse in the Afrotropical, Palaearctic and Oriental Regions(4)
Food
broad range of plant families, esp. Ericaceae, Scrophulariaceae, and Myrtaceae (Kleidocerys often on Ericaceae, particularly rhododendrons)(4)