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Family Lasiochilidae

Lyctocoris campestris - Lasiochilus pallidulus Unknown True Bug - Lasiochilus pallidulus Lasiochilus pallidulus - male True Bug - Lasiochilus fusculus Red Bug - Lasiochilus pallidulus ? Heteroptera, ? Miridae, to blacklite - Lasiochilus Minute Pirate Bug ? - Lasiochilus Minute Pirate Bug? - Lasiochilus
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 Cimicomorpha
Superfamily Cimicoidea
Family Lasiochilidae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
formerly treated as part of Anthocoridae(1)
Numbers
8 spp. in 2 genera in our area, >60 spp. in 10 genera worldwide(2)
Size
3-4 mm(1)
Habitat
under bark and on bracket fungi(2)
Food
insect larvae(2)
Print References
Carayon J. (1972) Caractères systématiques et classification des Anthocoridae (Hemipt.) Ann. Soc. ent. France (n.s.) 8(2): 309-349.
Schuh R.T., Stys P. (1991) Phylogenetic analysis of cimicomorphan family relationships (Heteroptera). J. New York Entomol. Soc. 99(3): 298-350.
(3)
Works Cited
1.True Bugs of the World (Hemiptera:Heteroptera): Classification and Natural History
Randall T. Schuh & James Alexander Slater. 1995. 1995. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York.
2.Biodiversity of the Heteroptera
Henry T.J. 2009. In: Foottit R.G., Adler P.H., eds. Insect biodiversity: Science and society. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell: 223-263.
3.Keys to genera of Anthocoridae of America north of Mexico, with descriptions of a new genus (Hemiptera: Heteroptera)
J.L. Herring. 1976. The Florida Entomologist, 59 (2): 143-150.