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Species Plagiognathus grandis

Miridae -? - Plagiognathus grandis - female Plagiognathus grandis Reuter - Plagiognathus grandis Plagiognathus grandis Reuter - Plagiognathus grandis
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 Phylinae
Tribe Phylini
Subtribe Oncotylina
Genus Plagiognathus
Species grandis (Plagiognathus grandis)
Explanation of Names
Plagiognathus grandis Reuter, 1876
4.5-5.2 (male)
4.8-5.1 mm (female) (1)
Recognized by the large size, very broad body, and somewhat mottled carmine coloration of the dorsum.
Unlike any other Plagiognathus species in coloration and its heavy body. (1)

Det. M. D. Schwartz, 2015
sw. US (AZ-cTX-CO-UT, ND) / Mex. - Map (1)(2)
Type Locality: Texas (3)
Print References
Schuh, R.T., 2001. Revision of New World Plagiognathus Fieber, with comments on the Palearctic fauna and the description of a new genus (Heteroptera: Miridae: Phylinae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 266: 267 pp.
Internet References
Type - Swedish Museum of Natural History