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Family Ninidae

Bug - Cymoninus notabilis Lygaeoid - Cymoninus notabilis lateral - Cymoninus notabilis Seed Bug? - Cymoninus notabilis Seed Bug? - Cymoninus notabilis Cymoninus notabilis Cymoninus sp.? - Cymoninus Cymoninus notabilis
Classification
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 Ninidae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
formerly treated under Lygaeidae
Numbers
a single species in our area(1), 13 spp. in 5 genera worldwide(2)
Size
3-4 mm(2)
Food
seed-eaters, primarily on Cyperaceae and Juncaceae(2)
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.Zoological catalogue of Australia: Hemiptera: Heteroptera (Pentatomomorpha)
Cassis G., Gross G.F. 2002. CSIRO Publishing, 751 pp.