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Species Phytocoris tiliae

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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 Cimicomorpha
Superfamily Miroidea
Family Miridae (Plant Bugs)
Subfamily Mirinae
Tribe Mirini
Genus Phytocoris
Species tiliae (Phytocoris tiliae)
Explanation of Names
Phytocoris tiliae (Fabricius 1776)
Size
5.5-6.6 mm(1)
Identification
Recognized by the greenish yellow or pale grayish yellow pronotal disk with the lateral margins broadly fuscous; first antennal segment without pale longitudinal stripes; and male genitalia with shaft of left paramere broadly rounded apically and broad right paramere. (1)
Range
native to w. Palaearctic (Europe and much of n. Africa), adventive in NA (NY and BC-OR)(1)
Food
In NA, adults collected on Alnus, Corylus, Pyrus, Salix, and Tilia(1)
Remarks
earliest NA record: BC 1921(2)
Internet References
Images of live and pinned adults from Denmark and the UK(3)