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Species Xyonysius californicus - California False Chinch Bug

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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
Species californicus (California False Chinch Bug)
Other Common Names
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Xyonysius californicus (Stål)
Orig. Comb: Nysius californicus Stål 1859
4.7-7 mm(2)
so. Canada (transcontinental) to Argentina; W. Indies - Map (2)(3)(4), mostly s. Great Plains and s. Rocky Mtns states
Life Cycle
common on trees in Mar-Apr in c. TX(5)
Works Cited
1.Thesaurus of agricultural organisms: pests, weeds and diseases
Derwent Publications (compilers/eds.). 1990. London: Chapman and Hall, 2 vols, 2368 pp.
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.
4.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
5.Abundance and distribution of potential arthropod prey species in a typical Golden-cheeked Warbler habitat.
Quinn, M.A. 2000. Unpublished Thesis. Texas A&M University, College Station. ix + 182 pp.