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Species Taylorilygus apicalis - Broken-backed Bug

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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 Cimicomorpha
Superfamily Miroidea
Family Miridae (Plant Bugs)
Subfamily Mirinae
Tribe Mirini
Genus Taylorilygus
Species apicalis (Broken-backed Bug)
Other Common Names
Broken-backed Bug
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
=Lygus apicalis Fieber 1861
=pallidulus Blanchard 1852 nec Dahlbom 1851
=Lygus putoni Meyer-Dür 1870; Lygus prasinus Reuter 1876; Lygus carolinae Reuter 1876; Capsus uruguayensis Berg 1878; Lygus godmani Distant 1893; Lygus osiris Kirkaldy 1902; Lygus immitis Distant 1904; Lygus pubens Distant 1904; Lygus neovalesicus Bergroth 1912; Lygus olivaceus viridiusculus Knight 1917; Lygus gryllus Girault 1936
Explanation of Names
Taylorilygus apicalis (Fieber)
e. US to CA (BG data)
pantropical species(1), adventive in our area (ME-FL-CA); the Neotropics; Eurasia, Africa(2)
polyphagous; Asteraceae, etc.(1); Anthemis sp., Salix sp.(3)
First US records: Carolina & TX, 1876
Works Cited
1.Alien terrestrial arthropods of Europe
Roques A., Kenis M., Lees D., Lopez-Vaamonde C., Rabitsch W., Rasplus J.-Y., Roy D., eds. 2010. BioRisk 4 Special Issue; 2 vols., 1028 pp.
2.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.
3.Schuh, R.T. 2002-2013. On-line Systematic Catalog of Plant Bugs (Insecta: Heteroptera: Miridae).