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Species Stenotus binotatus - Two-spotted Grass Bug

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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 Mirinae
Tribe Mirini
Genus Stenotus
Species binotatus (Two-spotted Grass Bug)
Explanation of Names
Stenotus binotatus (Fabricius 1794)
6-7.5 mm
overall light greenish or yellowish; front of head black, top of head green; pronotum with two large black spots shaped like elongated semicircles with a straight edge anteriorly; each hemelytron with two oblique black streaks, the more distal streak extending to inner angle of cuneus; scutellum unmarked, bordered laterally by black, and usually brighter than pronotum or hemelytra; cuneus unmarked; membranous tips of hemelytra blackish, giving the bug a "black-tailed" appearance
native to the Palaearctic(1), adventive and widespread in NA(2) BC-OR to NS-GA(3)(BG data)
fields, meadows
earliest NA record: MA, pre-1878(2)
Works Cited
1.Keys to the insects of the Far East of the USSR, Vol. 2. Homoptera and Heteroptera
Lehr, P. A., ed. 1988. Leningrad, Nauka Publishing House.
2.Alien true bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) in Canada: composition and adaptations
Scudder G.G.E., Foottit R.G. 2006. Can. Entomol. 138: 24-51.
3.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.