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Species Anthocoris confusus

Anthocoris confusus
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 Cimicomorpha
Superfamily Cimicoidea
Family Anthocoridae (Minute Pirate Bugs)
Tribe Anthocorini
Genus Anthocoris
Species confusus (Anthocoris confusus)
Explanation of Names
Anthocoris confusus Reuter 1884
Size
3.1-4 mm(1)
Identification
very difficult to separate from A. nemoralis, but the latter generally appears to have paler femora(2)
Range
native to, and widespread across the Palaearctic(3), adventive in NA (NS-ON-NY... + BC; prob. introduced separately into BC and e. NA)(4)
Habitat
on various deciduous trees(2)
Season
year-round in the UK(2)
Remarks
earliest record in our area: NY 1932(4)
Internet References
Species page (Bantock & Botting 2010)(2)