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Species Brachysteles parvicornis

Hemiptera IMG_3833 - Brachysteles parvicornis Hemiptera IMG_3833 - Brachysteles parvicornis
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 Dufouriellini
Genus Brachysteles
Species parvicornis (Brachysteles parvicornis)
Explanation of Names
Brachysteles parvicornis (Costa 1847)
Size
2.1-2.5 mm
Identification
adult images: [A] | [B]
Range
native to w. Palaearctic, adventive in NA (NS, NY, NJ)(1)
Food
oribatid mites(2)
Remarks
earliest record in our area: NJ 1925(1)
Print References
Asquith A., Lattin J.D. (1990) Brachysteles parvicornis (Costa), a species of Anthocoridae new to North America (Hemiptera: Heteroptera). J. New York Entomol. Soc. 98: 352-356. First page
Works Cited
1.Alien true bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) in Canada: composition and adaptations
Scudder G.G.E., Foottit R.G. 2006. The Canadian Entomologist 138: 24-51.
2.Gogala A. (2014) Heteroptera of Slovenia