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Genus Xyonysius

Seed bug for California in January - Xyonysius californicus mating pair - Xyonysius basalis - male - female Heteroptera - Xyonysius Orsillinae - Xyonysius lygae - Xyonysius lygae - Xyonysius Hemiptera 29 - Xyonysius Hemiptera 29 - Xyonysius
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 Lygaeidae (Seed Bugs)
Subfamily Orsillinae
Genus Xyonysius
Explanation of Names
Xyonysius Ashlock & Lattin 1963
Numbers
3 spp. in our area(1), 9 total(2)
Range
so. Canada to Chile(2)
Xyonysius adjunctor (Barber) - AZ, TX
Xyonysius basalis (Dallas) - FL
Xyonysius californicus (Stål) - widely dist. across US (3)
Remarks
our only representative of the tribe Metrargini Kirkaldy 1902, that contains a total of 7 genera
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.The Lygaeidae of Florida (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae).
Slater & Baranowski. 1990. Florida Dept. of Ag. and Consumer Services, Gainesville. xv + 211 pp.
3.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.