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Species Himacerus major - Grey Damsel Bug

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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
Family Nabidae (Damsel Bugs)
Subfamily Nabinae
Tribe Nabini
Genus Himacerus
Species major (Grey Damsel Bug)
Explanation of Names
Himacerus (Anaptus) major Costa 1842
7.5-9.0 mm(1)
visual identification clues include apical darkening of the femora and pale connexiva contrasting with the dark hemelytra (Dan Swanson's comments)
native to the Palaearctic, adventive in our area and established in both ne. NA (NS-ON to PA) and in the west (BC-CA)(2)(3)
earliest NA record: OR 1931(3)
Internet References
Species page (Bantock & Botting 2010)(1)