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Species Plagiognathus brunneus

Plagiognathus from Banff 10.07.09 - Plagiognathus brunneus - male Plagiognathus from Banff 10.07.09 - Plagiognathus brunneus - male Plagiognathus from Banff 10.07.09 - Plagiognathus brunneus - male Plagiognathus from British Columbia (1) 10.07.12 - Plagiognathus brunneus - male Plagiognathus from British Columbia (1) 10.07.12 - Plagiognathus brunneus - male
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 Miroidea
Family Miridae (Plant Bugs)
Subfamily Phylinae
Tribe Phylini
Subtribe Oncotylina
Genus Plagiognathus
Species brunneus (Plagiognathus brunneus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Orig. Comb: Lygus brunneus Provancher, 1872
Explanation of Names
brunneus - Latin for 'brown' (1)
Identification
Distinguished from obscurus by silvery, slightly woolly appearance of dorsal vestiture and pale anterior area of corium often not extending posteriorly along clavus in males as commonly seen in obscurus. (2)
Range
Widely distributed across northern North America, from QC and the NT in the east to AK in the west, south to northern AZ and NM in the west and to PA and WV in the east. (2)
Season
July (BG data)
Food
Hosts: most frequently breeds on the Fabaceae and Rosaceae, as well as a variety of other plant groups. (2)
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Revision of the New World Plagiognathus