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Species Parapsallus vitellinus

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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 Phylinae
Tribe Phylini
Subtribe Oncotylina
Genus Parapsallus
Species vitellinus (Parapsallus vitellinus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Psallus vitellinus, Plagiognathus vitellinus
Explanation of Names
Parapsallus vitellinus (Scholtz 1847)
♂ 2.86-3.50 mm, ♀ 3.04-3.30(1)
Recognized by relatively small size with average total length 3.26 mm, uniform orange coloration of dorsum, pale coloration of antennal segment 1, narrow dark band at base of antennal segment 2 with remainder of segment pale, and generally pale coloration of legs, the femora with some weak dark blotches and tibial spines with distinct, although not particularly large, dark spots at bases.
Distinguished from Plagiognathus delicatus and lighter colored Plagiognathus cornicola specimens by pale coloration of antennal segment 1. Distinguished from Plagiognathus viticola by uniformly orange coloration of dorsum and black spots at bases of tibial spines.(1)
native to, and widely distributed in, the Palearctic; introduced into ne. NA (NS-ON-IA south to VA)(1)(2)
Host: Picea spp.(1)
earliest NA record: ON 1961(2)
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