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Genus Anthocoris


Anthocoris confusus collected from western Washington State, with a summary of North American records (Hem.: Het.: Anthocoridae)
By D.R. Horton & T.M. Lewis
Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 111(3):609-616, 2009

The Anthocoridae of Canada and Alaska: Heteroptera, Anthocoridae
By Kelton L.A.
Insects and Arachnids of Canada Handbook Series 4: 1-101, 1978

The Insects and Arachnids of Canada Part 4: The Anthocoridae of Canada and Alaska
By Leonard A. Kelton
Supply and Services Canada, 1978
Monograph covering all known species of the family occurring in Canada and Alaska.

A synopsis of the Cimicoidea (Heteroptera) of Michigan
By Swanson D.R.
Great Lakes Entomol. 49: 115-145, 2016

Keys to genera of Anthocoridae of America north of Mexico, with descriptions of a new genus (Hemiptera: Heteroptera)
By J.L. Herring
The Florida Entomologist, 59 (2): 143-150, 1976
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Includes Lasiochilidae and Lyctocoridae (as subfamilies of Anthocoridae).

Hemiptera from southwestern Texas.
By Barber, H.G.
Science Bulletin of the Museum of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, 1(9): 255-289., 1906
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Barber, H.G. 1906. Hemiptera from southwestern Texas. Science Bulletin of the Museum of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, 1(9): 255-289. (Full Text)

During two successive summers (1903-1904) Mr. Carl Schaeffer of the Brooklyn Museum has collected insects for the Museum in the vicinity of Brownsville, Texas. The Hemiptera were placed in my hands to report upon and this paper is a result of my study of the Heteroptera.

True Bugs (Heteroptera) of the Yukon
By G.G.E. Scudder
Biological Survey of Canada, 1997
In H.V. Danks and J.A. Downes (Eds.), Insects of the Yukon. pp. 241 – 336. Biological Survey of Canada (Terrestrial Arthropods), Ottawa. 1034 pp.

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Survey of Hemiptera collected on common milkweed, Asclepias syriaca, at one site in Ohio.
By Dailey, P.J., R.C. Graves, and J.L. Herring.
Entomological News 89(7&8): 157-162., 1978
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Dailey, P.J., R.C. Graves, and J.L. Herring. 1978. Survey of Hemiptera collected on common milkweed, Asclepias syriaca, at one site in Ohio. Entomological News 89(7&8): 157-162.

ABSTRACT: Hemiptera frequenting 337 plants of common milkweed, Asclepias syriaca were surveyed by daily collecting for a period of 90 consecutive days. Forty-six species are listed, some of which are probably new Ohio records. Five species were considered to be significantly abundant (more than 50 individuals collected): Lygaeus kalmii, Lygus lineolaris, Plagiogfiathus politus, Adelphocoris lineolatus, and Cosmopepla bimaculata. Only L. kalmii (1,173 individuals collected) and 0ncopeltus fasciatus, which was relatively scarce, are host specific.