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Species Geocoris uliginosus

Big eyed bug - Geocoris uliginosus Big-Eyed Bug - Geocoris uliginosus big-eyed bug? - Geocoris uliginosus Geocorid - Geocoris uliginosus Big-eyed Bug - Geocoris uliginosus Which tiny true bug? - Geocoris uliginosus Geocoridae? - Geocoris uliginosus - male Geocoris uliginosus
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 Geocoridae (Big-eyed Bugs)
Genus Geocoris (Big-eyed Bug)
Species uliginosus (Geocoris uliginosus)
Explanation of Names
Geocoris uliginosus (Say 1832)
3-4 mm
extremely variable in color; the typical form is almost uniformly black(1)
most of the US and e. Canada (NF-ON)(1)(2)
typically, disturbed habitats, esp. shaded & moist areas (fields, roadside margins, around homes)(1)
Works Cited
1.The Lygaeidae of Florida (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae).
Slater & Baranowski. 1990. Florida Dept. of Ag. and Consumer Services, Gainesville. xv + 211 pp.
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.