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Genus Anthocoris

Minute Pirate Bug on alder - Anthocoris musculus Minute Pirate Bug on alder - Anthocoris musculus Anthocorid - Anthocoris musculus Anthocoris - Anthocoris tomentosus Anthocoris antevolens Anthocorid on Willow - Anthocoris red-brown & black Minute pirate bug with drip-pattern on wing-membrane - Anthocoris Anthocoris? - Anthocoris
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 Cimicoidea
Family Anthocoridae (Minute Pirate Bugs)
Tribe Anthocorini
Genus Anthocoris
Explanation of Names
Anthocoris Fallén 1814
12 spp. in our area(1), incl. two adventive ones(2)
keys in Hill (1957) and(3)
Cosmopolitan(4); widespread in NA
Print References
Hill A.R. (1957) A key to the North American members of the genus Anthocoris Fallén (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae). Pan-Pacific Entomologist 33: 171–174.
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.Anthocoris confusus collected from western Washington State, with a summary of North American records (Hem.: Het.: Anthocoridae)
D.R. Horton & T.M. Lewis. 2009. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 111(3):609-616.
3.The Insects and Arachnids of Canada Part 4: The Anthocoridae of Canada and Alaska
Leonard A. Kelton. 1978. Supply and Services Canada.
4.Australian Faunal Directory