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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Paraneoptera
Superordo: Condylognatha
Ordo: Hemiptera
Subordo: Heteroptera
Infraordo: Pentatomomorpha
Superfamilia: Pentatomoidea

Familia: Plataspidae
Genus: Megacopta
Species: M. cribraria – M. fimbrilla – M. horvathi – M. lobata – M. longruiana – M. majuscula – M. punctatissima

Megacopta Hsiao & Jen 1977

Megacopta cribraria P1010818a

Megacopta cribraria


Hsiao & Jen 1977: A handbook for the determination of the Chinese Hemiptera - Heteroptera. Vol. 1. Science Press, Peking: 21.

Megacopta is a genus of true bugs in the family Plataspidae.
Megacopta cribraria


Megacopta bicolor Hsiao & Jen 1977
Megacopta bituminata (Montandon 1897)
Megacopta breviceps (Horváth 1879)
Megacopta caliginosa (Montandon, 1893)
Megacopta callosa (Yang, 1934)
Megacopta centronubila (Yang, 1934)
Megacopta centrosignata (Yang, 1934)
Megacopta cribraria (Fabricius, 1798) (kudzu bug)
Megacopta cribriella Hsiao & Jen, 1977
Megacopta cycloceps Hsiao & Jen, 1977
Megacopta dinghushana Chen, 1989
Megacopta distanti (Montandon, 1893)
Megacopta fimbriata (Distant, 1887)
Megacopta fimbrilla Li, 1981
Megacopta horvathi (Montandon, 1894)
Megacopta hui (Yang, 1934)
Megacopta laeviventris Hsiao & Jen, 1977
Megacopta liniola Hsiao & Jen, 1977
Megacopta lobata (Walker, 1867)
Megacopta longruiana Ren, 2000
Megacopta punctatissima (Montandon, 1894)(Japanese common plataspid stinkbug)[1]
Megacopta rotunda Hsiao & Jen, 1977
Megacopta subsolitaris (Yang, 1934)
Megacopta tubercula Hsiao & Jen, 1977
Megacopta verrucosa (Montandon, 1897)
Megacopta w-nigrum (Varshney, 1965)


Bacterial symbionts are necessary for Megacopta bugs to digest soybean plant material.[2]

"Megacopta punctatissima".

Douglas, Angela E. (2015-01-07). "Multiorganismal Insects: Diversity and Function of Resident Microorganisms". Annual Review of Entomology. Annual Reviews. 60 (1): 17–34. doi:10.1146/annurev-ento-010814-020822. ISSN 0066-4170. PMC 4465791. PMID 25341109.

Further reading

Aukema, Berend; Rieger, Christian, eds. (2006). Catalogue of the Heteroptera of the Palaearctic Region, Vol. 5: Pentatomomorpha II. The Netherlands Entomological Society. ISBN 978-9071912283.
Eger, J. E.; Ames, L. M.; Suiter, D. R.; Jenkins, T. M.; et al. (2010). "Occurrence of the Old World bug Megacopta cribraria (Fabricius) (Heteroptera: Plataspidae) in Georgia". Insecta Mundi (0121): 1–11. ISSN 0749-6737.

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