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Species Raglius alboacuminatus

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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 Rhyparochromidae (Dirt-colored Seed Bugs)
Subfamily Rhyparochrominae
Tribe Rhyparochromini
Genus Raglius
Species alboacuminatus (Raglius alboacuminatus)
Explanation of Names
Raglius alboacuminatus (Goeze 1778)
5-6 mm(1)
native to Europe & the Mediterranean, recently introduced to NA (BC-CA-UT)(2)(3)(4)(LaGasa 2006)
on ground and vegetation; hibernates under bark(5); mainly ruderal habitats (wastegrounds, roadsides, woodland clearings)(1); reported invading homes and old fields in huge numbers in NA(3)
seeds of Lamiaceae and other plants(5); in the UK, the main foodplant is black horehound (Ballota nigra)(1)
earliest NA record: UT 1999(2)
Both macropterous and brachypterous forms occur(1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Bantock T., Botting J. (2010-) British Bugs, an online identification guide to UK Hemiptera
2.Exotic seed-bugs (Lygeoidea: Rhyparochromidae & Oxycarenidae) new to the Pacific Northwest
LaGasa E., Murray T. 2007. Proceedings, 66th Annual Pacific Northwest Insect Management Conference, Jan. 8-9, 2007: 5-6.
3.California plant pest & disease report, Vol. 22 (Jul 2002 through Jul 2005)
S. Gaimari, ed. 2005. California Department of Food & Agriculture, Plant Pest Diagnostics Branch. 78 pp.
4.First Canadian records for two invasive seed-feeding bugs, Arocatus melanocephalus (Fabricius, 1798) and Raglius alboacuminatus
Acheampong S., Strong W.B., Schwartz M.D., Higgins R.J., Thurston M.A., Walker E.J., Roberts J. 2016. J. Ent. Soc. B.C. 113: 74-78.
5.Gogala A. (2014) Heteroptera of Slovenia