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Genus Mecidea - Narrow Stink Bug

Bug - Mecidea Narrow Stinkbug on Buffle Grass - Mecidea bug 28 - Mecidea bug 28 - Mecidea Mecidea major Mecidea? - Mecidea Plant hopper? - Mecidea Mecidea
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 Pentatomoidea
Family Pentatomidae (Stink Bugs)
Subfamily Pentatominae
Tribe Mecideini
Genus Mecidea (Narrow Stink Bug)
Explanation of Names
Mecidea Dallas 1851
3 spp. (of which one adventive) in our area, 4 spp. in the New World, 19 spp. total(1)
can be recognized within the Pentatomidae by the presence on the abdominal venter of a longitudinal band of striations on the basal 3 or more segments(1)
M. major IL-KS to TX-AZ;
M. minor IA-SD to TX-CA;
M. longula FL (native to West Indies)(1)
grass feeders including sideoats grama + some records on Asteraceae(2)
the only New World representative of the tribe Mecideini(1)
Print References
Sailer, R.I. 1952. A review of the stink bugs of the genus Mecidea. Proceedings of the USNM 102(3309): 471-505.