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Species Chilacis typhae - Bulrush Bug

Chilacis typhae Bulrush bug nymph - Chilacis typhae Bug - Chilacis typhae bug - Chilacis typhae Cimicomorpha - Chilacis typhae Chilacis typhae Chilacis typhae bug inside cattail seedhead - 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
Species typhae (Bulrush Bug)
Explanation of Names
Chilacis typhae (Perris 1857)
4-5 mm(1)
across Canada and northern US - Map (2)(3)(4), native to the Palaearctic, adventive in NA
on cattails (=UK bulrush, hence the common name)
earliest NA record: DE 1986(2)
Internet References
British Bugs (Bantock & Botting 2010)(1)