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Species Orius vicinus

Minute Pirate Bug - Orius vicinus
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 Anthocoridae (Minute Pirate Bugs)
Tribe Oriini
Genus Orius
Species vicinus (Orius vicinus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
previously misidentified as O. minutus(1) (the two are difficult to tell apart)
Explanation of Names
Orius vicinus (Ribaut 1923)
Size
2.2-2.4 mm
Range
native to, and widespread across the Palaearctic(2), adventive in NA(3); currently established in the Pacific Northwest from sw. BC south to OR (Lattin et al. 1989)
Remarks
earliest NA record: WA 1930(4)
Works Cited
1.Orius (Heterorius) vicinus (Ribaut) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Anthocoridae) in western North America, a correction of the past
Lewis, T.M. and J.D. Lattin. 2010. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 112(1):69-80. .
2.Keys to the insects of the Far East of the USSR, Vol. 2. Homoptera and Heteroptera
Lehr, P. A., ed. 1988. Leningrad, Nauka Publishing House.
3.The Insects and Arachnids of Canada Part 4: The Anthocoridae of Canada and Alaska
Leonard A. Kelton. 1978. Supply and Services Canada.
4.Alien true bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) in Canada: composition and adaptations
Scudder G.G.E., Foottit R.G. 2006. The Canadian Entomologist 138: 24-51.