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Species Halticus apterus

Halticus apterus Plant Bug - Halticus apterus - 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 Orthotylinae
Tribe Halticini
Genus Halticus (Fleahoppers)
Species apterus (Halticus apterus)
Explanation of Names
Halticus apterus (Linnaeus 1758)
Identification
Lacks scalelike pubescence on the hemelytra
Range
native to the Palaearctic (and widespread there), adventive in our area (ne. NA)(1)(2)(3)
Remarks
earliest NA record: ME 1903(4)
Works Cited
1.Schuh, R.T. 2002-2013. On-line Systematic Catalog of Plant Bugs (Insecta: Heteroptera: Miridae).
2.How to Know the True Bugs
Slater, James A., and Baranowski, Richard M. 1978. Wm. C. Brown Company.
3.The garden fleahopper genus Halticus (Hemipt.:Miridae): Resurrection of an old name and key to species of the western hemisphere
T.J. Henry. 1983. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 85(3): 607-611.
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.