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Subfamily Ischnorhynchinae

Aureolaria bug - Kleidocerys resedae True Bug - Kleidocerys resedae Seed Bug - Kleidocerys resedae Kleidocerys sp.? - Kleidocerys resedae Seed bug - Kleidocerys resedae Birch Catkin Bug - Kleidocerys resedae Kleidocerys resedae Possibly Kleidocerys resedae - Birch Catkin Bug? On phlox - Kleidocerys
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
8 spp. in a single genus in our area(1), ~80 spp. in 15 genera worldwide(2)
worldwide and throughout NA(1); most diverse in the Afrotropical, Palaearctic and Oriental Regions(2)
broad range of plant families, esp. Ericaceae, Scrophulariaceae, and Myrtaceae (Kleidocerys often on Ericaceae, particularly rhododendrons)(2)
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.