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Species Xylocoris cursitans

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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 Cimicomorpha
Superfamily Cimicoidea
Family Anthocoridae (Minute Pirate Bugs)
Tribe Xylocorini
Genus Xylocoris
No Taxon (subgenus Xylocoris)
Species cursitans (Xylocoris cursitans)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Xylocoris cursitans (Fallén 1807)
2.3-2.5 mm(1)
Both macropterous (winged) and brachypterous (reduced wings) forms known
native to Europe, adventive in our area; NA distribution is spotty across ne. states, the Midwest and the Pacific Northwest(2)
under bark of dead trees(2)
An introduced species. However ITIS considers it native to Canada and the US
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Heteroptera of Eastern North America
W.S. Blatchley. 1926. The Nature Publishing Company.
2.How to Know the True Bugs
Slater, James A., and Baranowski, Richard M. 1978. Wm. C. Brown Company.