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Species Scantius aegyptius - Mediterranean Red 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 Pentatomomorpha
Superfamily Pyrrhocoroidea
Family Pyrrhocoridae (Red Bugs)
Genus Scantius
Species aegyptius (Mediterranean Red Bug)
Explanation of Names
Scantius aegyptius (Linnaeus 1758)
native to the Mediterranean, adventive in NA (first found 2009); established in so. CA(1)(2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Invasive species in California
2.California plant pest & disease report, Vol. 25 (Jan 2008 through Dec 2009)
Gaimari S., O’Donnell M., eds. 2011. California Department of Food & Agriculture, Plant Pest Diagnostics Branch. 108 pp.