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Species Largus californicus

Largus californicus Bordered Plant Bug - Largus californicus Bordered Plant Bug - Largus californicus Largus californica mating - Largus californicus Lousy Largus Nymphs - Late Instar - Largus californicus Lousy Largus Nymphs - Early Instar - Largus californicus Largus californicus possible Largus californicus, Oceano, CA - Largus 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 Pyrrhocoroidea
Family Largidae (Bordered Plant Bugs)
Tribe Largini
Genus Largus
Species californicus (Largus californicus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Largus cinctus californicus Van Duzee 1923
may or may not be distinct from L. cinctus
Size
~13 mm(1)
Range
CA, CO, Mexico per (2), but not mentioned in (3) (which means that the species does not occur in Mexico, or, probably, not recognized as species at all)
Food
Mostly plants (flowers, leaves, fruit) from a range of families, with a preference for lupines; not considered a pest of economic importance(4)
Life Cycle
see Booth (1990)
Remarks
Halstead (1972), after examining "specimen from seven populations of L. cinctus ranging from Washington to southern Mexico", considers californicus a synonym of cinctus. However, Carl Schaefer (pers. comm. to HW) thinks that both species are valid.
Print References
Booth C.L. (1990) Biology of Largus californicus (Hemiptera: Largidae). The Southwestern Naturalist 35: 15-22. (Full Text)
Booth C.L. (1992) Ontogenetic color change and mating cues in Largus californicus (Hemiptera: Largidae). Ann. Ent. Soc. Am. 85: 331-334.
Halstead T.F. (1970) A new species of the genus Largus Hahn with a key to the species of the genus in the Southwestern United States. Pan-Pac. Entomol. 46: 45-46. (Full text)
Halstead T.F. (1972) Notes on the synonymy in Largus Hahn with a key to United States species. Pan-Pac. Entomol. 48: 246-248. (Full text)
Works Cited
1.Insects of the Los Angeles Basin, 2nd edition
Charles L. Hogue. 1992. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.
2.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.
3.Revisión del género Largus (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Largidae) para México
Carlos Rosas, Harry Brailovsky. 2016. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 87, 347-375.
4.Heteroptera of economic importance
Schaefer C.W., Panizzi A.R. (eds). 2000. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 828 pp.