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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Species Melacoryphus lateralis

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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 Pentatomomorpha
Superfamily Lygaeoidea
Family Lygaeidae (Seed Bugs)
Subfamily Lygaeinae
Genus Melacoryphus
Species lateralis (Melacoryphus lateralis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Neacoryphus lateralis Dallas 1852
Explanation of Names
Melacoryphus lateralis (Dallas)
w NA (BC-CA to SK-TX); Mexico(1)(2)
Life Cycle
reported in large numbers especially in Jul/Aug in AZ, NV, other western states
comes to lights(3)
See Also
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.Additional provincial and state records for Heteroptera (Hemiptera) in Canada and the United States
Scudder G.G.E. 2012. J. Ent. Soc. Brit. Columbia 109: 55-69.
3.Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America
Eric Eaton, Kenn Kaufman. 2006. Houghton Mifflin.