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Species Lepidargyrus ancorifer

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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 Miridae (Plant Bugs)
Subfamily Phylinae
Tribe Phylini
Subtribe Phylina
Genus Lepidargyrus
Species ancorifer (Lepidargyrus ancorifer)
Range
native to Europe; established and widespread in our area (eastern seaboard, ON, MI, WY, BC to CA)(1)
Food
on various plants, mostly Asteraceae and Rosaceae, but also on Linaria (Scrophulariaceae)(1)
Remarks
earliest NA record: CA 1912(2)
Works Cited
1.Plant Bug Planetary Biodiversity Inventory
2.Alien true bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) in Canada: composition and adaptations
Scudder G.G.E., Foottit R.G. 2006. The Canadian Entomologist 138: 24-51.