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Genus Systelloderes

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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 Enicocephalomorpha (Unique-headed Bugs)
Family Enicocephalidae (Gnat Bugs)
Genus Systelloderes
Explanation of Names
Systelloderes Blanchard 1852
6 spp. in our area(1), 45 described and >1000 undescribed spp. worldwide
Described nearctic spp.:(2)
biceps (Say) 1832 (eNA to UT-AZ)
crassatus Usinger 1932 (sCA)
culicis (Uhler) 1892 (UT)
grandis Kritsky 1978 (OR)
inusitatus Drake & Harris 1927 (MS)
iowensis Drake & Harris 1927 (IA)
lateralis Kritsky 1978 (VA)
2-11 mm(3)
Discal cell open distally, ocelli not located on distinct elevations, posterior margin of pronotum shallowly but distinctly emarginate(4)
key to NA spp. in(3)
nearly cosmopolitan (absent on some islands and in the Palaearctic)
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.Revision of the New World Enicocephalomorpha (Heteroptera)
Wygodzinsky, P.W. and K. Schmidt. 1991. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History ; no. 200.
3.The North American and Caribbean species of Systelloderes (Hemiptera: Enicocephalidae)
Kritsky G. 1978. Ent. News 89: 65-73.
4.How to Know the True Bugs
Slater, James A., and Baranowski, Richard M. 1978. Wm. C. Brown Company.