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

Species Chilacis typhae - Bulrush Bug

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