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Genus Dicyphus

Plant Bug - Dicyphus famelicus Flying insect - Dicyphus hesperus Bug - Dicyphus - female Bug - Dicyphus - female Dicyphus famelicus Dicyphus hesperus Dicyphus famelicus Miridae - possibly nymph? - Dicyphus
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 Bryocorinae
Tribe Dicyphini
Genus Dicyphus
Explanation of Names
Dicyphus Fieber 1858
25 spp. in our area(1), 60 total(2)
body slender, elongate, variably light greenish to grayish to reddish-brown; forewings parallel-sided, at least 3 times longer than wide, and with dark markings at lateral tip of corium and lateral tip of cuneus; pronotum tapered, lateral margins slightly concave, posterior margin as wide as abdomen and at least 2 times wider than anterior margin of pronotum, which is same width as head; antennae as long as or slightly shorter than length of forewing, each antennal segment with pale ring (annulus) at joint; eyes positioned laterally, bulging beyond sides of head; distance between eyes as great or greater than width of eye; black spot often present on top of head between eyes
holarctic, with some representation in so. Asia & tropical Africa; in our area, most of the US and so. Canada(2) (map)
various plants; D. agilis and D. famelicus feed on raspberry (Rubus spp.)(3)(4)