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For the United States & Canada

Genus Mormidea

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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 Carpocorini
Genus Mormidea
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
revised in(1)
Explanation of Names
Mormidea Amyot & Serville 1843
according to the original description, from Greek μορμω 'phantom' + ιδεα 'appearance'
4 spp. in 2 subgenera north of Mexico(2), ~40 spp. total(3)
New World, primarily neotropical, with a few spp. ranging into US in extreme so. FL or the desert southwest; M. lugens is the only widespread species in NA(4)
Works Cited
1.A revision of the genus Mormidea (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)
Rolston L.H. J. N.Y. Ent. Soc. 86: 161-219.
2.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.
3.Rider D. (2006-2013) Pentatomoidea home page
4.The Heteroptera (Hemiptera) of North Dakota I: Pentatomomorpha: Pentatomoidea
Rider D.A. 2012. Great Lakes Entomologist 45: 312-380.