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Species Lyctocoris campestris

bug - Lyctocoris campestris
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 Cimicoidea
Family Lyctocoridae
Genus Lyctocoris
No Taxon (subgenus Lyctocoris)
Species campestris (Lyctocoris campestris)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Nesidiocheilus hawaiiensis Kirkaldy 1902
Explanation of Names
Lyctocoris campestris (Fabricius 1794)
campestris = 'of fields'
Size
3.8-4.8 mm
Identification
ferruginous, shining, legs testaceous; hemelytra slightly shorter and narrower than the abdomen; membranous portion transparent, apex broadly fuscous
Range
cosmopolitan, native probably to w. Palaearctic(1); in our area, e. NA (so. Canada to UT-TX-FL)(2)
Habitat
semi-domestic; common in granaries, houses, haystacks, bird/mammal nests(3); often associated with domestic animals, stored-grain, and other products(4)
Remarks
earliest record in our area: 1852 [as Xylocoris americanus](4)
known to probe human skin(5), rather painfully
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.How to Know the True Bugs
Slater, James A., and Baranowski, Richard M. 1978. Wm. C. Brown Company.
4.The non-indigenous Lyctocoridae and Anthocoridae (Hemiptera : Heteroptera : Cimicoidea) of America North of Mexico
Lattin J.D. 2007. Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash. 109: 366-376.
5.Medical and Veterinary Entomology
Gary Mullen, Lance Durden. 2002. Academic Press.