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Genus Ceratopsallus

Bug - Ceratopsallus Red & white hemipteran - Ceratopsallus croceus Red & white hemipteran - Ceratopsallus croceus
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 Phylinae
Tribe Phylini
Subtribe Oncotylina
Genus Ceratopsallus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: Schuh, 2006
Explanation of Names
From the Greek keras, horn, in reference to the cow horn-like formation of the anterior process of the left paramere, in combination with the generic name Psallus. Gender masculine. (1)
Numbers
10 spp. (1)
Size
2.39-3.70 mm (male); 2.39-3.18 mm (female) (1)
Range
South western states of USA, mainly CA (1)
Food
hosts: Arctostaphylos spp. (Ericaceae), Quercus spp. (Fagaceae), or Ceanothus (Rhamnaceae). (1)