Bordered Plant Bugs

Family Largidae


Among the key traits of the Bordered Plant Bugs are a four-segmented rostrum and a lack of ocelli. Each membrane has seven or eight veins that arise from two closed basal cells.

Largidae is divided into two subfamilies: Physopeltinae (found in the Old World) and Larginae (New World). Subfamily Larginae is divided into two tribes, Araphini and Largini (Schaefer, 2000).

Some of these bugs are typically fouund on foliage, while others are more commonly found running on dry soil that is littered with plant matter (Henry and Froeschner, 1988).


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Largus succinctus
Stenomacra marginella

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