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Genus Nysius - False Chinch Bugs

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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 Pentatomomorpha
Superfamily Lygaeoidea
Family Lygaeidae (Seed Bugs)
Subfamily Orsillinae
Genus Nysius (False Chinch Bugs)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
our only representative of the tribe Nysiini Uhler 1852, that contains a total of 6 genera
taxonomy extremely confusing, global revision badly needed
Explanation of Names
Nysius Dallas 1852
Numbers
12 spp. in our area(1), >100 total(2)
Range
worldwide and throughout NA; other Nysiini are mostly in the Old World(3)(1)
It helps to know that in the so.US it tends to be N. raphanus Howard; in the midcentral US, N. niger Baker; in the middle north US, N. angustatus; in so. FL, N. scutellatus; in the cold North US, N. thymi (Wolff) [holarctic sp.]; in w. US, N. tenellus Barber and N. raphanus + about 5 more species. N. groelandicus (Zetterstedt) lives far far North. (M.H. Sweet, pers. comm. =v=)
Remarks
introduced:
N. huttoni F.B. White 1878 --where? [of European origin(4)]
N. vinitor Bergroth 1891 (Rutherglen Bug) --where? [of Australian origin(5)]