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Species Xestocoris nitens

Xestocoris nitens Xestocoris nitens Van Duzee - Xestocoris nitens
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 Lethaeini
Genus Xestocoris
Species nitens (Xestocoris nitens)
Explanation of Names
Xestocoris nitens Van Duzee 1906
3-3.5 mm(1)
usually brachypterous(1)
e. NA (NF-ON to NC-MO-NE)(2)(3)
on the ground among grasses on overdrained soils(1)
Print References
Van Duzee, E.P. (1906) New North American Heteroptera. Ent. News 17: 384-391.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.How to Know the True Bugs
Slater, James A., and Baranowski, Richard M. 1978. Wm. C. Brown Company.
2.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.
3.A new species of Xestocoris Van Duzee, with comments on the genus (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Rhyparochromidae: Rhyparochrominae)
O'Donnell J.E. 2007. Zootaxa 1606: 51–57.