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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Family Lasiochilidae

Plant Bug - Lasiochilus Lasiochilus pallidulus - male 122211Bug1 - Lasiochilus Lasiochilus sp.? - Lasiochilus pallidulus ? Heteroptera, ? Miridae, to blacklite - Lasiochilus Minute pirate bug - Lasiochilus pallidulus Lasiochilid? - Lasiochilus pallidulus Orange bug with yellow legs
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 Cimicoidea
Family Lasiochilidae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
revised in (1), where it's treated as part of Anthocoridae
Numbers
7 spp. in 5 genera in our area(1), >60 spp. in 10 genera worldwide(2)
Size
3-4 mm(3)
Habitat
under bark and on bracket fungi(2)
Food
insect larvae(2)
Works Cited
1.Western Hemisphere Lasiochilinae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Anthocoridae) with comments on some extralimital species...
Carpintero D. 2014. Zootaxa 3871: 1-87.
2.Biodiversity of the Heteroptera
Henry T.J. 2009. In: Foottit R.G., Adler P.H., eds. Insect biodiversity: Science and society. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell: 223-263.
3.True Bugs of the World (Hemiptera:Heteroptera): Classification and Natural History
Randall T. Schuh & James Alexander Slater. 1995. 1995. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York.