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Species Megalonotus sabulicola

Seed Bug - Megalonotus sabulicola Rhyparochromid - Megalonotus? - Megalonotus sabulicola Urban rhyparochromid - Peritrechus? - Megalonotus sabulicola dirt-colored seed bug - Megalonotus sabulicola Sonora-15 - Megalonotus sabulicola   - Megalonotus sabulicola Megalonotus sabulicola? - Megalonotus sabulicola Dirt-colored Seed Bug - Megalonotus sabulicola
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 Megalonotini
Genus Megalonotus
Species sabulicola (Megalonotus sabulicola)
Explanation of Names
Megalonotus sabulicola Thomson 1870
4.5-5.5 mm
Holarctic(1); considered non-native in NA (QC-ON, BC e. & w. US)(2)(3)
Dry areas(1)
earliest NA record: CA 1921(3)
Internet References
Species page (Bantock & Botting 2010)(4)