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Species Campyloneura virgula

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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 Miroidea
Family Miridae (Plant Bugs)
Subfamily Bryocorinae
Tribe Dicyphini
Genus Campyloneura
Species virgula (Campyloneura virgula)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: Herrich-Schäffer 1836 (Originally as Capsus)
native to w. Palaearctic, adventive in NA (BC-CA)(1)
Numerous shrubs and trees including alder (Alnus), poplar (Populus, nettles (Urtica), Scotch broom (Cytisus scoparius), plum (Prunus)(1)
Apparently predacious on small arthropods(1)
occasionally bite humans(1)
earliest NA record: CA 1944(2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.A Synthesis of the Holarctic Miridae (Heteroptera): Distribution, Biology, and Origin, with Emphasis on North America
A. G., Jr. Wheeler & Thomas J. Henry. 1992. Entomological Society of America.
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.