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Superfamily Cimicoidea

Pirate Bug - Orius tristicolor Minute Pirate Bug  for California in May - probably Orius tristicolor - Orius tristicolor Red insect with some black spots on lower body - Cimex lectularius Minute Pirate Bug - Orius tristicolor ? Heteroptera, ? Miridae, to blacklite - Lasiochilus Oh Jesus.... Orius tristicolor ? - Orius insidiosus Anthocoris? - Anthocoris
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.