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Species Xylocoris flavipes - Warehouse Pirate Bug

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 Xylocorini
Genus Xylocoris
Species flavipes (Warehouse Pirate Bug)
Explanation of Names
Xylocoris flavipes (Reuter 1875)
prob. of palaeotropical origin
used to control bruchine infestation of stored products
our only representative of the subgenus Arrostelus Kirkaldy 1906
Internet References
DOI. Predatory response of Xylocoris flavipes to bruchid pests of stored food legumes