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Species Kleidocerys resedae - Birch Catkin Bug

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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 Pentatomomorpha
Superfamily Lygaeoidea
Family Lygaeidae (Seed Bugs)
Subfamily Ischnorhynchinae
Genus Kleidocerys
Species resedae (Birch Catkin Bug)
Explanation of Names
Kleidocerys resedae (Panzer 1797)
Numbers
represented by 3 sspp. in our area(1)
Size
4.5-5.5 mm(2)
Range
Holarctic, native in NA (transcontinental) to C. Amer.(1)(3)
Habitat
On birch (Betula), nymphs preferably on catkins
Season
Adults hibernate; nymphs in spring/early summer
Food
can occur on other species of trees and shrubs but most commonly found on birch in Ontario
Internet References
Species page (Bantock & Botting 2010)(2)
Works Cited
1.Checklist of the Hemiptera of Canada and Alaska
Maw, H.E.L., R.G. Foottit, K.G.A. Hamilton and G.G.E. Scudder. 2000. NRC Research Press.
2.Bantock T., Botting J. (2010-) British Bugs, an online identification guide to UK Hemiptera
3.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.