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

Genus Chilacis

Artheneid - Chilacis typhae Artheneid - Chilacis typhae Bug - Chilacis typhae bug - Chilacis typhae Chilacis typhae - Bulrush Bug - Chilacis typhae Chilacis typhae Chilacis typhae? - Chilacis typhae Chilacis typhae
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
A single (adventive) species in our area(1)
native to the Palaearctic, adventive in NA; spreading rapidly
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.