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Species Ilnacora malina

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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 Orthotylinae
Tribe Orthotylini
Genus Ilnacora
Species malina (Ilnacora malina)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sthenarops malina
described in 1877 by Uhler
Size
body length 5-7 mm
Identification
overall deep green; face and top of head black; pronotum yellowish anteriorly, green posteriorly, with large round black spot on each side; scutellum black centrally, green along lateral edges; two blackish streaks on each hemelytron (outer streak thin and parallel to costa; inner streak thicker and running obliquely toward anal angle); cuneus green with small black spot in inner corner; membrane of wing black; legs green; antennae dark, about same length as hemelytra
Range
northeastern United States and southeastern Canda
Habitat
grassy or weedy areas, often resting on upper surface of leaves
Season
adults in June and July
See Also
Stenotus binotatus is overall paler green, top of head is green, scutellum is not black centrally, pronotum is not yellowish anteriorly, spots on pronotum are elongated semicircles with a straight anterior edge, cuneus has no black spot
Alfalfa Plant Bug (Adelphocoris lineolatus) is overall pale yellowish-green tinged with brown; top of head is green, scutellum has two dark longitudinal lines down the center, cuneus has no black spot, legs are covered with small black spots
Internet References
original description of species; PDF doc by P.R. Uhler on pages 8 & 9 (courtesy American Museum of Natural History)