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Tribe Mecideini

Creature on silver bluestem - Mecidea major Mecidea major Sailer - Mecidea major Juvenile hemiptera - Mecidea Pentatomidae - Mecidea Pentatomidae, abdomen, ventral - Mecidea major Mecidea Mecidea Mecidea
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 Pentatomomorpha
Superfamily Pentatomoidea
Family Pentatomidae (Stink Bugs)
Subfamily Pentatominae
Tribe Mecideini
Explanation of Names
Mecideini Distant 1902
Numbers
a single genus in the tribe, with 3 spp. (incl. one adventive) in our area and 19 total(1)(2)(3)
Identification
characterized by stridulatory areas on the abdominal venter and slender body(4)
Range
widespread in the Old and New Worlds(4)
Habitat
somewhat arid areas(4)
Food
feed primarily on grasses(4)