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Species Atractotomus magnicornis

Mirid 5 - Atractotomus magnicornis Mirid - Atractotomus magnicornis - female
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 Nasocorini
Genus Atractotomus
Species magnicornis (Atractotomus magnicornis)
Explanation of Names
Atractotomus magnicornis (Fallén 1807)
Size
~3 mm(1)
Range
native to, and widespread in Europe, adventive in NA: ne. US, adjacent Canada + BC* (map)(2)(3)
*BG data
Season
Adults: Jun-Aug in the UK(1)
Food
host: Norway spruce (in the UK), various Pinaceae(1)(4)(3)
Remarks
earliest record in our area: NY 1919(2)
Internet References
Species pages: Bantock & Botting (2010) (UK)(1) | Skipper (20011) (Denmark)(4) | anon.(3) |