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Species Pithanus maerkelii

Pithanus maerkelii Nabis subcoleoptratus? - Pithanus maerkelii unknown nymph - Pithanus maerkelii Bug - Pithanus maerkelii - male Bug - Pithanus maerkelii - male Plant Bug - Pithanus maerkelii - male Bug - Pithanus maerkelii Bug - Pithanus maerkelii
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 Mirinae
Tribe Stenodemini
Genus Pithanus
Species maerkelii (Pithanus maerkelii)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pithanus maerkelii (Herrich-Schaeffer, 1838)

Synonyms:
Capsus maerkelii Herrich-Schaeffer, 1838
Range
native to Europe, adventive in our area (n. NA)(1)

State/Province Records: (2)(3)(4)
CAN: AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, ON, PE, QC, SK
USA: CT, MA, ME, NJ (BG record), NY, OR, PA (BG record), WA

Canadian records for MB & SK listed in (3)(4) were oddly not repeated in (2).
Habitat
Found in grass and sedges in meadows and low-lying areas. Often found on the ground but occasionally on the plants as well. Sometimes seen in association with Mimoceps insignis Uhler. (4)
Food
Carex (Cyperaceae), Juncus (Juncaceae), and unspecified Poaceae. (1)
Life Cycle
Overwinters as eggs, with nymphs appearing May-June. Adults mostly seen June & July. (4)
Remarks
Earliest North American record: New York (1909) (2); earliest west coast record: British Columbia (1917) (2)