Species of the phytophagous genus Mecidea occur in the subtropical and adjacent tem- perate parts of the world and appear to be associated with xerophytic and semixerophytic areas (Sailer, Proc. U.S. Natl. Mus. 102:471-505, 1952).
McPherson, J. E. and Vogt, T. E.
"The First Report of the Occurrence of Mecidea Major (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) in Illinois,"
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