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Species Geocoris bullatus - Large Big-eyed Bug

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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 Pentatomomorpha
Superfamily Lygaeoidea
Family Geocoridae (Big-eyed Bugs)
Genus Geocoris (Big-eyed Bugs)
Species bullatus (Large Big-eyed Bug)
Explanation of Names
Geocoris bullatus (Say 1832)
Size
3-3.5 mm(1)
Range
transcontinental in the north(2) south to...
Habitat
mostly sandy areas, open & disturbed or riparian; also gravelly alpine areas(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.