Species Lygaeus kalmii - Small Milkweed Bug
The Lygaeidae of Florida (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae).By Slater & Baranowski.
Florida Dept. of Ag. and Consumer Services, Gainesville. xv + 211 pp., 1990
Slater, J.A. and R.M. Baranowski. 1990. The Lygaeidae of Florida (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae). Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas. Vol. 14. Florida Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry, Gainesville. xv + 211 pp.
: The Lygaeidae constitutes one of the largest and most varied families of Heteroptera. Until recently, little specialized work has been carried out on Florida Lygaeidae other than on species of direct economic importance. Recent phylogenetic studies indicate that Lygaeidae may be "a stem group" from whose various ancestral lines, other pentatomomorph hemipterons have arisen such as the Pentatomidea, Coreoidea, Pyrrhocoridae, Largidae and Berytidae.
First Canadian records for two invasive seed-feeding bugs, Arocatus melanocephalus (Fabricius, 1798) and Raglius alboacuminatusBy Acheampong S., Strong W.B., Schwartz M.D., Higgins R.J., Thurston M.A., Walker E.J., Roberts J.
J. Ent. Soc. B.C. 113: 74-78, 2016
Full title: First Canadian records for two invasive seed-feeding bugs, Arocatus melanocephalus
(Fabricius, 1798) and Raglius alboacuminatus
(Goeze, 1778), and a range extension for a third species, Rhyparochromus vulgaris
(Schilling, 1829) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera)
it's ridiculous how long it took them to record R. alboacuminatus
, of which we've had a nice pic from Vancouver Is. as early as 2009