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Species Berytinus minor

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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 Pentatomomorpha
Superfamily Lygaeoidea
Family Berytidae (Stilt Bugs)
Subfamily Berytinae
Genus Berytinus
Species minor (Berytinus minor)
Explanation of Names
Berytinus minor (Herrich-Schäffer 1835)
6-7 mm(1)
native to w. Palaearctic, adventive and widespread in e. NA (ne. US and adjacent Canada)(2)(1) and BC(3)
usually on the ground around the base of grass clumps in old pastures and weedy fields(1)
earliest NA record: ON 1929(2)
Internet References
Species page (Bantock & Botting 2010)(4)
Works Cited
1.How to Know the True Bugs
Slater, James A., and Baranowski, Richard M. 1978. Wm. C. Brown Company.
2.Alien true bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) in Canada: composition and adaptations
Scudder G.G.E., Foottit R.G. 2006. The Canadian Entomologist 138: 24-51.
3.Additional provincial and state records for Heteroptera (Hemiptera) in Canada and the United States
Scudder G.G.E. 2012. J. Ent. Soc. Brit. Columbia 109: 55-69.
4.Bantock T., Botting J. (2010-) British Bugs, an online identification guide to UK Hemiptera