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Species Anthocoris confusus

Anthocoris confusus
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 Anthocoris
Species confusus (Anthocoris confusus)
Explanation of Names
Anthocoris confusus Reuter 1884
3.1-4 mm(1)
very difficult to separate from A. nemoralis, but the latter generally appears to have paler femora(2)
native to, and widespread across the Palaearctic(3), adventive in NA (NS-ON-NY, TN, BC; introduced on multiple occasions; may not ber etablished)(4)(5)
on various deciduous trees(2)
year-round in the UK(2)
earliest record in our area: NY 1932(5)
Internet References
Species page (Bantock & Botting 2010)(2)