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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Genus Chilacis

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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
Genus Chilacis
Explanation of Names
Chilacis Fieber 1864
Numbers
A single (adventive) species in our area(1)
Range
native to the Palaearctic, adventive in NA; spreading rapidly
Food
Associated with cattails (Typha)
Works Cited
1.Alien true bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) in Canada: composition and adaptations
Scudder G.G.E., Foottit R.G. 2006. Can. Entomol. 138: 24-51.