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Species Hesperolabops gelastops

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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 Cimicomorpha
Superfamily Miroidea
Family Miridae (Plant Bugs)
Subfamily Bryocorinae
Tribe Eccritotarsini
Genus Hesperolabops
Species gelastops (Hesperolabops gelastops)
Other Common Names
Cactus Bug
Explanation of Names
Hesperolabops gelastops Kirkaldy 1902
gelastops = 'funny-eyed'
Size
~6 mm
Range
c. TX to Mex.(1)(BG data)
Food

Opuntia
Works Cited
1.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.