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Family Cymidae

Cymus angustatus? - Cymus angustatus Cymidae - Cymus angustatus true bug - Cymus discors - female Cymidae - Cymus discors - female Bug - Cymus angustatus - female Cymus angustatus Heteroptera on sedge - Cymus discors Cymus from Corral Springs - Cymus cf-californicus
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 Lygaeoidea
Family Cymidae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
formerly treated as part of Lygaeidae
Explanation of Names
Cymidae Baerensprung 1860
Numbers
10 spp. in 2 genera in our area (all Cyminae), ~60 spp. in 13 genera of 2 subfamilies total(1)
Range
most spp. in the Old World; Cyminae occur in the Afrotropical, western Palaearctic and Nearctic Regions, the other (small) subfamily Australasian(2)
Habitat
often found in seedheads of hostplants in marshy areas
Food
seeds of monocots, primarily sedges (Cyperaceae) and rushes (Juncaceae), sometimes grasses (Poaceae)