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Species Patapius spinosus

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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 Leptopodomorpha
Family Leptopodidae (Spiny-Legged Bugs)
Genus Patapius
Species spinosus (Patapius spinosus)
Explanation of Names
Patapius spinosus (Rossi 1790)
Range
native to Europe, adventive in NA (Pacific Coast to ID-NV-TX)(1)(2)(Brothers 1979)
Habitat
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. Can. Entomol. 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.