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Superfamily Cimicoidea

Minute Pirate Bug - Orius vicinus Minute Pirate Bug - Orius insidiosus Minute Pirate Bug - Calliodis temnostethoides Bat bug or bed bug? - Cimex Bug nymph from opposite-leaved composite Strange Hemipteran - Cimex lectularius Lasiochilidae perhaps? - Dilasia fuscula Minute Pirate Bug - Orius vicinus
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 Cimicoidea
Numbers
6 families total, none particularly large (<700 spp. worldwide, of which >2/3 in the Anthocoridae), 5 families in our area; not yet in the guide: Polyctenidae, the highly specialized Bat Bugs (2 spp. in our area, ~30 worldwide)(1)
Identification
keys in(2); keys to Michigan spp. in(3)
Remarks
members of this group are readily spread via human agency -- see, e.g., (4)(5)
Works Cited
1.Biodiversity of the Heteroptera
Henry T.J. 2009. In: Foottit R.G., Adler P.H., eds. Insect biodiversity: Science and society. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell: 223-263.
2.Keys to genera of Anthocoridae of America north of Mexico, with descriptions of a new genus (Hemiptera: Heteroptera)
J.L. Herring. 1976. The Florida Entomologist, 59 (2): 143-150.
3.A synopsis of the Cimicoidea (Heteroptera) of Michigan
Swanson D.R. 2016. Great Lakes Entomol. 49: 115-145.
4.The non-indigenous Lyctocoridae and Anthocoridae (Hemiptera : Heteroptera : Cimicoidea) of America North of Mexico
Lattin J.D. 2007. Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash. 109: 366-376.
5.Interceptions of Anthocoridae, Lasiochilidae, and Lyctocoridae at the Miami Plant Inspection Station (Hemiptera: Heteroptera)
Horton D.R., Lewis T.M., Dobbs T.T. 2013. Fla. Entomol. 96: 482-497.