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Species Acalypta parvula

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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 Tingidae (Lace Bugs)
Subfamily Tinginae
Tribe Tingini
Genus Acalypta
Species parvula (Acalypta parvula)
Explanation of Names
Acalypta parvula (Fallén 1807)
Size
~2 mm(1)
Identification
4th antennomere wider than the 3rd, the 3rd thickened at base. Usually brachypterous but the macropterous form is frequent.(1)
Range
native to Europe, adventive in our area (introduced on both the Atlantic and the Pacific coasts)(2)
Habitat
in short moss, particularly on dry soils(1)
Life Cycle
overwinters as an adult(1)
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