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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
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
a single genus in the tribe, with 3 spp. (incl. one adventive) in our area and 19 total(1)(2)(3)
characterized by stridulatory areas on the abdominal venter and slender body(4)
widespread in the Old and New Worlds(4)
somewhat arid areas(4)
feed primarily on grasses(4)