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Species Ligyrocoris sylvestris

Unknown Heteropteran 4 - Ligyrocoris sylvestris Unknown Heteropteran 4 - Ligyrocoris sylvestris Dirt-colored Seed Bug - Ligyrocoris sylvestris Ligyrocoris sp.? - Ligyrocoris sylvestris Dirt-colored Seed Bug - Ligyrocoris sylvestris Dirt-colored Seed Bug - Ligyrocoris sylvestris Hemiptera - Ligyrocoris sylvestris Dirt-colored Seed Bug? - Ligyrocoris sylvestris
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 Pentatomomorpha
Superfamily Lygaeoidea
Family Rhyparochromidae (Dirt-colored Seed Bugs)
Subfamily Rhyparochrominae
Tribe Myodochini
Genus Ligyrocoris
Species sylvestris (Ligyrocoris sylvestris)
Explanation of Names
Ligyrocoris sylvestris (Linnaeus 1758)
Identification
Differs from L. diffusus by having a significantly longer labium (beak), which extends to the hind coxae, and short wings (does not extend past abdominal tergum 7). Labial segment 1 is shorter than segment 3.
Range
A Holarctic, mainly boreal/northern species found across NA and n. Eurasia(1)(2) south to NM in the west(3)
Habitat
meadows, forest clearings(2)
Works Cited
1.Checklist of the Hemiptera of Canada and Alaska
Maw, H.E.L., R.G. Foottit, K.G.A. Hamilton and G.G.E. Scudder. 2000. NRC Research Press.
2.Keys to the insects of the Far East of the USSR, Vol. 2. Homoptera and Heteroptera
Lehr, P. A., ed. 1988. Leningrad, Nauka Publishing House.
3.New distribution records for United States Lygaeoidea (Hemiptera: Heteroptera)
Scudder G.G.E. 2010. J. Entomol. Soc. Brit. Columbia 107: 83-84.