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Species Patapius spinosus

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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 Leptopodomorpha
Family Leptopodidae (Spiny-Legged Bugs)
Genus Patapius
Species spinosus (Patapius spinosus)
Explanation of Names
Patapius spinosus (Rossi 1790)
native to Europe, adventive in NA (Pacific Coast to ID-NV-TX)(1)(2)(Brothers 1979)
mostly wet areas, but can be found far from water in semiarid conditions(2)
Works Cited
1.Alien true bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) in Canada: composition and adaptations
Scudder G.G.E., Foottit R.G. 2006. The Canadian Entomologist 138: 24-51.
2.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.