Plataspidae

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Plataspidae
Megacopta cribraria.jpg
Megacopta cribraria
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Plataspidae

Dallas, 1851[1]
Genera

> 60 genera

Coptosoma scutellatum on Onobrychis

Plataspidae (emended by some later authors as "Plataspididae", in violation of ICZN Code Article 29.5) are a family of shield bugs native to the Old World. One species, Megacopta cribraria, has recently become introduced and established in the southeastern United States, where it is a pest of soybeans.[2]

Genera[edit]

The genera include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dallas, W.S. (1851). Gray, J.E. (ed.). List of the specimens of hemipterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. London: British Museum. p. 61.
  2. ^ Dowdy, Sharon (November 10, 2009). "Bug found in Georgia a threat to soybeans?". Southeast Farm Press. Retrieved August 29, 2011.