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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
massive synonymy ‒ listed here(1) and here
Explanation of Names
Taylorilygus apicalis (Fieber)
Orig. Comb: Lygus apicalis Fieber, 1861
adventive to e. NA and Calif. - Map (2)(3), pantropical sp.(4), Neotropics, Eurasia, Africa(2)
polyphagous; Asteraceae, etc.(4); Anthemis sp., Salix sp.(1)
First US records: Carolina & TX, 1876
Works Cited
1.Schuh, R.T. 2002-2013. On-line Systematic Catalog of Plant Bugs (Insecta: Heteroptera: Miridae).
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.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
4.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.