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Species Myrmedobia exilis

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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
Family Microphysidae (Minute Bladder Bugs)
Genus Myrmedobia
Species exilis (Myrmedobia exilis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Loricula exilis
Explanation of Names
Myrmedobia exilis (Fallén 1807)
♂ 1.8-2.2 mm, ♀ 1.3-1.6 mm(1)
native to the Palaearctic (widespread across the forest zone)(1), adventive in NA (known from Newfoundland only)(2)
moss, forest litter; primarily in conifer forests(1)
earliest NA record: NL 1980(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. The Canadian Entomologist 138: 24-51.