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Species Temnostethus gracilis

Temnostethus gracilis Temnostethus gracilis
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 Cimicoidea
Family Anthocoridae (Minute Pirate Bugs)
Tribe Anthocorini
Genus Temnostethus
Species gracilis (Temnostethus gracilis)
Explanation of Names
Temnostethus gracilis Horváth 1907
2.3-2.9 mm(1)
native to, and widespread across the Palaearctic(1), adventive in NA (NS)(2)
earliest record in our area: NS 1966(2)
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