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Species Microtechnites bractatus - Garden Fleahopper

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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 Cimicomorpha
Superfamily Miroidea
Family Miridae (Plant Bugs)
Subfamily Orthotylinae
Tribe Halticini
Genus Microtechnites
Species bractatus (Garden Fleahopper)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Microtechnites bractatus (Say)
Orig. Comb: Halticus bractatus Say 1832(1)
Size
1.5-2.25 mm(2)
Identification
Minute, black; antennomere 1 and often the middle of the second and the base of the third pale; patches of silvery scale-like hairs on the front wing.
Both macropterous and brachypterous morphs present: males always macropterous, while females can exhibit either morphology.
Black rounded female resembles H. intermedius but the latter is bigger and has a clavus [both spp. illustrated in(2)]
Range
e. NA to Brazil - Map (3)(4)(5)(6)
Season
mostly: June-Sept (BG data)
Life Cycle
overwinters as eggs in colder regions or as adults in warmer areas
See Also
Halticus intermedius Uhler, 1904
- antennae paler, uncommon
Det. M.D. Schwartz, 2010
Internet References
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