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Genus Pachybrachius

Pachybrachius fracticollis Pachybrachius luridus Pachybrachius fracticollis Pachybrachius luridus Pachybrachius luridus
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 Rhyparochromidae (Dirt-colored Seed Bugs)
Subfamily Rhyparochrominae
Tribe Myodochini
Genus Pachybrachius
Explanation of Names
Pachybrachius Hahn 1826
Numbers
2 spp. (both adventive) in our area(1), 4 in Europe(2)...
Range
native to the Palaearctic, adventive in NA (QC; may not be established)(3)(4)
Works Cited
1.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.
2.de Jong Y.S.D.M. (ed.) (2011) Fauna Europaea version 2.4
3.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.
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.