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Species Caliscelis bonellii

Caliscelis bonellii, male - Caliscelis bonellii - male Caliscelis bonellii, female - Caliscelis bonellii - female A spider mimic? - Caliscelis bonellii Caliscelis bonellii - male Caliscelis bonellii - female minuscule 6-legged creatures with bulky front legs - Caliscelis bonellii Female piglet bug - Caliscelis bonellii - female Caliscelis bonellii - female - Caliscelis bonellii - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Auchenorrhyncha (True Hoppers)
Infraorder Fulgoromorpha
Superfamily Fulgoroidea (Planthoppers)
Family Caliscelidae (Piglet Bugs)
Subfamily Caliscelinae
Tribe Caliscelini
Genus Caliscelis
Species bonellii (Caliscelis bonellii)
Explanation of Names
Caliscelis bonellii (Latreille 1807)
distinctive: strong sexual dimorphism, front legs greatly modified(1)
adventive in CA-OR (1)(2)(BG data); native to Europe/Mediterranean
Known hosts: Cynodon dactylon (Bermudagrass)(1)
earliest NA record: CA 1965(2)