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Tribe Bryocorini

Plant Bug - Monalocoris americanus Plant Bug - Monalocoris americanus plant bug - Monalocoris americanus Plant Bug - Monalocoris americanus Plant Bug - Monalocoris americanus Bug ? - Monalocoris americanus Fuzzy bug - Monalocoris americanus Fuzzy bug - Monalocoris americanus
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 Bryocorinae
Tribe Bryocorini
Numbers
3 spp. in 2 genera (of which one adventive) in our area, ~45 spp. in 5 genera worldwide (Monalocoris, with ~20 spp. worldwide, being the largest)(1)(2)
Food
restricted to ferns(1)
Works Cited
1.Biodiversity of the Heteroptera
Henry T.J. 2009. In: Foottit R.G., Adler P.H., eds. Insect biodiversity: Science and society. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell: 223-263.
2.Schuh, R.T. 2002-2013. On-line Systematic Catalog of Plant Bugs (Insecta: Heteroptera: Miridae).