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Species Tropidosteptes pacificus

Plant Bug? - Tropidosteptes pacificus Plant Bug? - Tropidosteptes pacificus Orange mirid 1 - Tropidosteptes pacificus Orange mirid 2 - Tropidosteptes pacificus
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 Mirinae
Tribe Mirini
Genus Tropidosteptes
Species pacificus (Tropidosteptes pacificus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tropidosteptes pacificus (Van Duzee)
Orig. Comb: Neoborus pacificus Van Duzee, 1921
Recognized by uniform pale green to pale reddish brown coloration with dark brown spot on each callus, variable, dispersed, short dark stripes on the distal lateral portion of the femora, and “knee” spot at base of tibia, the densely punctate dorsum, especially on the periphery and midline of the frons and on the pronotum including between and anterior of the calli, the impuncate collar, and the genitalia. (B. Aukema et al., 2009, Tropidosteptes pacificus (Van Duzee, 1921), another nearctic mirid in Europe (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae: Mirinae), Zootaxa 2135: 65-68)
w US (CA-AZ-UT-WA) (1)
at high risk of endangerment due to the EAB (2)
Works Cited
1.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.
2.Ecological impacts of the emerald ash borer. Pp. 15-62. In: R.G. Van Driesche (ed.), Biology and Control of Emerald Ash Borer.
Wagner, D.L. and K. Todd. 2015. USDA Technical Bulletin FHTET-2014-09. Morgantown, WV.