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Species Orthocephalus coriaceus

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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 Cimicomorpha
Superfamily Miroidea
Family Miridae (Plant Bugs)
Subfamily Orthotylinae
Tribe Halticini
Genus Orthocephalus
Species coriaceus (Orthocephalus coriaceus)
Explanation of Names
Orthocephalus coriaceus (Fabricius 1777)
Size
3.5-5 mm
Identification
tibiae black on all legs (a distinguishing feature); dorsal surface black with numerous silvery hairs; adult males have long wings that extend beyond abdomen; adult females have short wings as short as or shorter than abdomen; hemelytra inconspicuously bicolored (outer area of clavus and inner area of corium slightly paler than adjacent areas) in some long-winged individuals
Range
introduced from Europe (probably on plant material); now occurs in ne. NA (NB-ON-VA) (1)(2)
Habitat
meadows, weedy fields, hedgerows
Season
adults Jun-Aug
Food
on oak (Quercus) and Asteraceae(3)
Remarks
earliest NA record: ME 1913(4)
Internet References
images of adult males from Denmark (1, 2), nymph and adult female from Germany, adult female, nymph, and foodplants from the Netherlands