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Species Phlegyas abbreviatus


Seed Bugs and their allies (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Lygaeoidea) of the Canadian Prairie Provinces
By David J. Larson, G.G.E. Scudder
Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification, 34, 2018
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Very nice work!

First Canadian records for two invasive seed-feeding bugs, Arocatus melanocephalus (Fabricius, 1798) and Raglius alboacuminatus
By Acheampong S., Strong W.B., Schwartz M.D., Higgins R.J., Thurston M.A., Walker E.J., Roberts J.
J. Ent. Soc. B.C. 113: 74-78, 2016
Full title: First Canadian records for two invasive seed-feeding bugs, Arocatus melanocephalus (Fabricius, 1798) and Raglius alboacuminatus (Goeze, 1778), and a range extension for a third species, Rhyparochromus vulgaris (Schilling, 1829) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera)

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it's ridiculous how long it took them to record R. alboacuminatus, of which we've had a nice pic from Vancouver Is. as early as 2009

Zoogeography of West Indian Lygaeidae (Hemiptera)
By Slater J.A.
In: J.K. Liebherr (ed.) Zoogeography of Caribbean Insects. Cornell U. Press, Ithaca, NY. Pp. 38-60, 1988

New distribution records for United States Lygaeoidea (Hemiptera: Heteroptera)
By Scudder G.G.E.
J. Ent. Soc. B.C. 107: 83-84, 2010

Exotic seed-bugs (Lygeoidea: Rhyparochromidae & Oxycarenidae) new to the Pacific Northwest
By LaGasa E., Murray T.
Proceedings, 66th Annual Pacific Northwest Insect Management Conference, Jan. 8-9, 2007: 5-6, 2007
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NB: Fig.1 erroneously shows Raglius alboacuminatus, not Rhyparochromus vulgaris; the name Metopoplax is misspelled.

New genus, new species and new records of Mexican Lygaeoidea (Hemiptera: Heteroptera)
By Brailovsky H., Cervantes-Peredo L.
Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment 46: 197-201, 2011

Phylogenetic analysis of family groups within the infraorder Pentatomomorpha (Heteroptera), with emphasis on the Lygaeoidea
By Henry T.J.
Ann. Ent. Soc. Amer. 90: 275-301, 1997

Three new species of Heteroptera (Hemiptera: Rhopalidae, Rhyparochromidae) from Western North America
By Scudder G.G.E.
Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash. 110: 1202-1211, 2008