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Subfamily Orsillinae

Attn =v= - Xyonysius basalis Seed bug - Neortholomus scolopax Which Plant Bug Adult is this? - Xyonysius californicus male false chinch bug - Nysius - male Xyonysius Bug 3-5mm - Xyonysius californicus Small bug - NM Insect - Belonochilus numenius
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 Lygaeidae (Seed Bugs)
Subfamily Orsillinae
Explanation of Names
Orsillinae Stål 1872
27 spp. in 5 genera in our area(1), >220 spp. in ~30 genera total(2)
worldwide, with more than half of the spp. restricted to the Hawaii; Nysius is cosmopolitan, but most genera are restricted to either New World or Old World(3)
less specialized than other Lygaeidae; feed on vegetative parts of plants, seeds, and flowers and are often associated with a broad range of unrelated plants(3)