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Species Chilacis typhae - Bulrush Bug

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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 Artheneidae
Genus Chilacis
Species typhae (Bulrush Bug)
Explanation of Names
Chilacis typhae (Perris 1857)
Size
4-5 mm(1)
Range
native to the Palaearctic, adventive in NA, widely distributed in both Canada and the US(2)(3)
Habitat
Marsh
Food
on cattails (=UK bulrush, hence the common name)
Remarks
earliest NA record: DE 1986(2)
Internet References
Species page (Bantock & Botting 2010)(1)