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Species Physopleurella mundula

Minute Pirate Bug? - Physopleurella mundula 022312Bug1 - Physopleurella mundula A bug on the back porch. - Physopleurella mundula A bug on the back porch. - Physopleurella mundula Physopleurella mundula?  - Physopleurella mundula Physopleurella mundula? - Physopleurella mundula Physopleurella mundula Eusolenophora divisa - Physopleurella mundula - male
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
Family Anthocoridae (Minute Pirate Bugs)
Tribe Dufouriellini
Genus Physopleurella
Species mundula (Physopleurella mundula)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Physopleurella floridana Blatchley 1925 (Lattin 2005)
Explanation of Names
Physopleurella mundula (White 1877)
Range
native to the South Pacific, has spread globally to other warmer areas, incl. coastal se US states (*SC-FL-*TX)(1)(*BG data)
Remarks
earliest record in our area: FL 1925(1)