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Species Orthotylus virescens

Orthotylus virescens Orthotylus virescens Orthotylus virescens Orthotylus virescens Orthotylus virescens Miridae - Orthotylus virescens Miridae - Orthotylus virescens Orthotylus virescens? - Orthotylus virescens
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 Cimicomorpha
Superfamily Miroidea
Family Miridae (Plant Bugs)
Subfamily Orthotylinae
Tribe Orthotylini
Genus Orthotylus
Species virescens (Orthotylus virescens)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
=Melanotrichus virescens
Explanation of Names
Orthotylus virescens Douglas and Scott 1865
Identification
can be distinguished among eastern NA Orthotylus (Melanotrichus) by(1):
A2 >> basal width of pronotum
Dorsum uniformly dark green
Uniformly distributed silvery scalelike setae and thickly set long dark bristle-like setae on dorsum

Black tibial spines

Another characteristics are short rostrum and dark wing membrane.
Range
native to w. Palaearctic, adventive in NA (e. & w. coastal region: PQ-MA, BC-CA)(2)
Food
on Scotch broom (Cytisus scoparius)
Remarks
earliest NA record: BC 1932(3)
Works Cited
1.Melanotrichus whiteheadi
Henry, Thomas J. 1991. Entomological Society of Washington .
2.A Synthesis of the Holarctic Miridae (Heteroptera): Distribution, Biology, and Origin, with Emphasis on North America
A. G., Jr. Wheeler & Thomas J. Henry. 1992. Entomological Society of America.
3.Alien true bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) in Canada: composition and adaptations
Scudder G.G.E., Foottit R.G. 2006. The Canadian Entomologist 138: 24-51.