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Species Lopidea major - Mountain Laurel Mirid

Lopidea major Knight - Lopidea major Red mountain laurel mirid (Lopidea major) - Lopidea major Red mountain laurel mirid (Lopidea major) - Lopidea major Red mountain laurel mirid (Lopidea major) - Lopidea major Red mountain laurel mirid (Lopidea major) - Lopidea major Red mountain laurel mirid (Lopidea major) - Lopidea major Miridae on Sophora secundiflora - Lopidea major Lopidea major Knight - Lopidea major
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 Orthotylinae
Tribe Orthotylini
Genus Lopidea
Species major (Mountain Laurel Mirid)
Explanation of Names
Lopidea major Knight 1918
Size
Holotype: 7.3 mm (Knight 1918)
Range
TX Hill Country - Map (1)(2)
Food
Texas Mountain Laurel (Sophora secundiflora) (ABC, Miridae)
Life Cycle
These bugs are very gregarious and often disfigure a lot of leaves on the trees when they feed. However, they don't seem to affect the health of the plants in spite of their numbers. (ABC, Miridae)
Print References
Knight, H.H. 1918. Old and new species of Lopidea from the United States (Hemip., Miridae). Entomological News, 29: 210-216. (Full Text)
Internet References
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.
2.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)