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Genus Nysius - False Chinch Bug

Family Photos - Crazy Bugs - Nysius Which Small Bug nymph? - Nysius - male - female ᶵ2 - Nysius Orsilline Seed bug from Idaho 10.07.05 - Nysius Orsilline Seed bug from Jasper 10.07.11 - Nysius fuscovittatus Little bug on the wall - Nysius false chinch bug - Nysius Nysius
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 Bug)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
taxonomy extremely confusing, genus in bad need of global revision
Explanation of Names
Nysius Dallas 1852
12 spp. in our area(1), >100 total(2)
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=)
3 (or more) species are introduced:
N. caledoniae Distant 1920 (Caledonia Seed Bug) --to Hawaii(4)
N. huttoni F.B. White 1878 --where? [of European origin(5)]
N. vinitor Bergroth 1891 (Rutherglen Bug) --where? [of Australian origin(6)]

our only representative of the tribe Nysiini Uhler 1852
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.The Lygaeidae of Florida (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae).
Slater & Baranowski. 1990. Florida Dept. of Ag. and Consumer Services, Gainesville. xv + 211 pp.
3.Zoological catalogue of Australia: Hemiptera: Heteroptera (Pentatomomorpha)
Cassis G., Gross G.F. 2002. CSIRO Publishing, 751 pp.
4.Heteroptera of economic importance
Schaefer C.W., Panizzi A.R. (eds). 2000. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 828 pp. Jong Y.S.D.M. (ed.) (2011) Fauna Europaea version 2.4
6.Australian Faunal Directory