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Family Artheneidae

Cattail Critters - Chilacis typhae Artheneid - Chilacis typhae Bulrush Bug - Chilacis typhae Cattail bug nymph? - Chilacis typhae Bulrush Bug - Chilacis typhae Bulrush Bug - Chilacis typhae - male Chilacis typhae Cimicomorpha - Chilacis typhae
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 Artheneidae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
formerly treated under Lygaeidae
Numbers
2 adventive spp. of 2 genera of Palaearctic origin (all in the Artheneinae) established in the US; 20 spp. in 8 genera total(1)
Range
Old World group(1), most diverse in the Palaearctic(2)
Habitat
our species on cattail seedheads throughout the life cycle
Food
our species feed on the seeds of cattails (Typha, Typhaceae)(2)
Works Cited
1.Biodiversity of the Heteroptera
Henry T.J. 2009. In: Foottit R.G., Adler P.H., eds. Insect biodiversity: Science and society. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell: 223-263.
2.Zoological catalogue of Australia: Hemiptera: Heteroptera (Pentatomomorpha)
Cassis G., Gross G.F. 2002. CSIRO Publishing, 751 pp.