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Genus Microporus

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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 Pentatomomorpha
Superfamily Pentatomoidea
Family Cydnidae (Burrowing Bugs)
Subfamily Cydninae
Tribe Geotomini
Genus Microporus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Microporus Palisot de Beauvois 1805 is a genus of fungi
Explanation of Names
Microporus Uhler 1872
Three species in our area (incl. one adventive)(1)(2), ~20 spp. total(3)
The introduced M. nigrita is known from across the Palaearctic and a portion of the Oriental Region(3), in our area, e. US (south to SC) + ON(2); of our two native species, one is restricted to CA and the other is widespread(4)
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.Nine Heteroptera (Hemiptera) new to Canada, with additional new provincial records for three other species in Canada.
G.G.E. Scudder. 2009. Journal of the Entomological Society of British Columbia, 106: 3-9.
3.Aethus nigritus (F.), a Palearctic burrower bug established in eastern North America (Hemiptera-Heteroptera: Cydnidae)
E R Hoebeke and A G Wheeler. 1984. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 86:738-744.
4.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.