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Scantius aegyptius

Scantius aegyptius
No Name Ridge, Crystal Cove State Park. 33°34'27.65"N; 117°48'58.24"W, Orange County, California, USA
July 6, 2009
Size: ~7mm
Feeding on seeds of Malva in an otherwise very dry habitat; often retreating into cracks in the ground.
http://nathistoc.bio.uci.edu/hemipt/Scantius aegyptius.htm

First American record
Reported distribution: Albania , Algeria, Balear Island, Bulgaria, Canary Islands, Central Asia, Corsica, Crete, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Iran, Israel, Italy, Libya, Malta , Morocco, Pakistan, Portugal, Romania, Sicily, Spain, South France, South Russia , Tunisia, Turkey, Yugoslavia.

Recorded in Turkey on Phaseolus (Fabaceae), Pistacia (Anacardiaceae) and Althaea (Malvaceae), and in Pakistan on grasses and wheat (Pakistan Agricultural Database; record #85)

 
By American
do you mean the US, North America, or The Americas? Need info for "bug guide firsts" list:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/504744

 
Bug guide firsts
Should be "The Americas"

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